Fast Food on the Pentagon’s Dime: $773,000

The military spent $773,000 to renovate a building and place a combination KFC/Taco Bell on the base.

Additionally, $683,000 was spent sprucing up a cafe where troops could buy ice cream and Starbucks coffee.

Explained the base’s chief:

Because GTMO is an isolated and remote duty location with no access to an off-base community, all services must be provided on station… The installation benefits from expenditure of funds through retention and readiness improvements, as well as long-term facility sustainment, restoration and modernization.

I wonder if it would have been cheaper to place a combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell there?

At least $500 million has been spent since 9/11 on renovating Guantanamo Bay [Washington Post]

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