Snack Attack: Alternate dining options make grabbing a bite to eat convenient

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  • By Holly Logan-Arrington
  • Robins Public Affairs
Robins Air Force Base's 12 snack bars and mobile food trucks offer meal options that fill your stomach without emptying your wallet.

The base's snack bars have a variety of appetizing options to conquer your hunger so you can get back to meeting the war-fighting mission.

Jon King, Base Restaurant manager, said the snack bars offer more than 45 prepared foods daily with additional items not offered in traditional restaurants.

"We have menu options that appeal to those looking for a full meal to options for a health-conscious individual looking for a salad or cold plate," he said. 

King said the snack bars offer three to four monthly specials that give some variety and, in some instances, a valued price break.

Anyone with base access can enjoy the snack bars' convenience and affordability.

The eateries accept cash, credit and debit cards. 

The Base Restaurant manages the snack bars. Additionally, there are two Association of the Blind snack bars, located in Bldg. 300 West Wing and Bldg. 255. 

King said his staff always welcomes input to improve customer satisfaction.

"We realize that we play an important part in the mission at Robins, and if we can offer quality food products at a fair price, it can translate into improved morale and a more effective workforce," he said.

For more than 30 years, mobile food trucks, loaded with various hot platters, sandwiches, soups, food bowls, drinks, and desserts, have made their rounds at Robins, providing base workers quick, convenient meal options.

King said the operation reaches out to people who aren't located near places where food and drinks are sold.

"The mobile truck operations are very flexible and can provide service to large groups of people with little notice," he said.  "They're here to support the base mission and the workforce."

The mobiles run Mondays through Fridays from 7 a.m. to noon, providing breakfast and lunch. Cash is the only accepted form of payment. 

King said route locations were chosen based on customer demand.

Anyone interested in having their location considered as part of the mobile truck route should call 478-926-3031 or 478-222-7253.

Participants are welcome to bring their office, flight, section, division, branch, family or pets, and may walk or run at their own pace. 

For more information, contact Master Sgt. Pierre Carre at To sign up for the run contact Senior Airman Chelsea Zamora,