Why does the U.S. Military need a Food Truck?
There are many reasons why there is a high demand for the U.S. military to buy a food truck. Here are several examples that have led the U.S. government to reach out to Concession Nation to build a food truck or food trailer.
In 2015, when eight Army leaders were thinking of a method to help Soldiers refuel their bodies after morning physical training sessions, there were numerous issues that had to be solved. Among those challenges was the physical distance between Yongsan Garrison’s single dining facility to the barracks that many single and unaccompanied Soldiers occupy. The solution that came from these discussions was a mobile canteen that spares Soldiers the travel time while allowing them to eat from a healthy menu designed by nutritionists. The first concession trailers built by Concession Nation opened for business on Camp Coiner, an area located in the northernmost area of Yongsan Garrison in Seoul, Korea…coming up with the idea for the “Grab and Go” satellite feeding trailers that look much like the popular food trucks found in many U.S. cities.” Eighth Army Unveils “Grab and Go” Canteen, By Sgt. 1st Class Kevin P. Bell.
Concession Nation has had the privilege to build four food trucks for the Kadena Air Force Base in Okinawa Japan. They make it very simple for customers to find them because they post their location daily via social media. The Seou’lantro Truck was built in 2016 and it’s has Mexican infused Korean cuisine specializing in tacos and rice bowls. The Oki-Ohana food truck was built in 2016 and serves up traditional Hawaiian dishes like Kalua pork and garlic shrimp for people on the go! The fore Fathers Food truck was built in 2017 and serves mainly American cuisine such as hot dogs, burgers, and fries. The Oki Scoops Ice Cream Food truck is their newest truck we built in 2018. They serve a variety of different flavors. You can have hard scoop, soft serve, shaved ice, sundaes, and novelty ice cream.
The LZ, short for The Landing Zone Grille and Bar, is located inside The Landing at Fort Rucker (formerly the Officers’ Club). The LZ offers a fantastic, casual dining experience for lunch, and features a full-service bar. It was built in 2015 and still going strong serving their troops. Family and MWR is a network of support and leisure services designed to serve the needs, interests and responsibilities of each individual in the Army community, as well as enhance the quality of their lives. From family, child and youth programs to recreation, sports, entertainment, travel and leisure activities — Family and MWR employees worldwide strive to deliver the highest quality programs and services at each installation. Family and MWR help ensure Army readiness by caring for the people who serve and stand ready to defend the nation.
Tyndall Air Force base trailer was built in 2019 which is located East of Panama City, Florida, and has a beautiful fully equipped bar and kitchen trailer.