I really can’t make my mind up on this story, but there is definitely something about this that irks the shit out of me. It seems, in Afghanistan, they have let some American food companies on military bases to allow the troops to have some reminders of life back at home. The reminders being shitty fast food and TGIFridays.
Well, one Major has decided that the troops need to be reminded that they are at war and not at a resort. He has decided to cut the companies from the sandbox.
I, for one, do not like fast food but I do understand its place for people as comfort food. I have been infamous for stopping at McDonald’s on the way home for a Big Mac because my girlfriend isn’t feeling too hot. That aside, I can see why the troops want to have a Whopper or a stuffed crust Pizza Hut slice once in a while.
On the other hand, I am concerned that it’s not just once in a while. I assume the chow at the hall is not exactly Chef Boyardee, so I think it’s safe to assume that the troops might be going to Burger King a few times a week. Basically, my big fear is that the troops have enough problems over there… can trans fats not be one of them?
So now that the plug has been pulled on the King, the argument is why can’t the troops have a little comfort in their lives? I really don’t have the answer for that. I just wish the comfort in their lives would be in another form and not on the dollar menu.
Am I wrong on this? I don’t know why, it just irks me that Burger King and Pizza Hut were probably making a ton of money on the deal.
I doubt they had free chicken day, but who knows, maybe I’m wrong.