By Pvt. Bum Joon Kim (IMCOM)July 18, 2017
USAG DAEGU, South Korea -- United States Army Garrison Daegu conducted the Grand Opening at Camp Walker KATUSA Snack Bar, July 10, 2017. The Grand Opening Ceremony consisted of welcoming remarks from the USAG Daegu Commander, Col. Robert P. Mann Jr., Area IV Republic of Korea Army Support Group Commander, Lt. Col. Jung, Hyun-woong and Snack Bar Manager, Kim, Tae-hun followed by a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.
KATUSA Snack Bar is originally intended for KATUSAs who miss their local food since the dining facility focuses mainly on American style cuisine. However it is also for other Service Members and families who want to experience authentic Korean cuisine without going off base. Camp Walker KATUSA Snack Bar has been closed for a long time, but it began its renovation for a fresh start last October.
"As we know, this has been a long process," said Mann in his welcoming remarks. "It took nine months to get to where we are today. We had a tedious renovation process and Kim competed amongst more than 30 other contractors for this KATUSA snack bar. This KATUSA Snack Bar is not just a great place to eat and build friends with our ROK allies and KATUSAs, but this is also good place to come because we give back to ourselves. 10 percent of the funds earned from KATUSA Snack Bar will supplement KATUSA friendship funds."
"KATUSAs in Camp Walker craved for KATUSA Snack Bar to open since last October 31. The reason that construction and renovation was done in such a short period of time is because of the great interest in KATUSA Snack Bar, love for their KATUSAs, and rapid work initiative of USAG Daegu staff," added Jung.
After the ceremony, key leaders, Soldiers, and other people who attended the ceremony had a buffet lunch inside the KATUSA Snack Bar. It was the first time that the Snack Bar was opened to the public. Kim, the manager of this new eatery, was pleased at its positive reaction from the people.
"I would like to express my gratitude for the people who made this a safe and sanitary place for last nine months," said Kim. "I will promise all of you to make this Snack Bar most sanitary and delicious restaurant all around Area IV."
Camp Walker KATUSA Snack Bar is opened at 0900-1900 from Monday to Friday, 0900-1500 on Saturday and closed on Sunday.