WIESBADEN, Germany - “What’s for breakfast and lunch?”
The answer to that age-old question might be butter croissants, a bacon and egg sandwich, piping hot coffee, a salad or your choice of pastries and wraps – that is if you stop by MWR’s new District Breakfast and Lunch on Mainz-Kastel Storage Station.
Wiesbaden Family and MWR will welcome its latest Food and Beverage operation to U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden on March 15, 2021. It is the second new Wiesbaden Family and MWR eatery launched this year following the opening of Burger Bliss on Clay Kaserne in early January.
“We want to offer more choices and see how we can best serve the public and the community,” said Wiesbaden Family and MWR Business Operations Division Chief Mark Smith.
“I think everyone is really going to appreciate having this facility.”
Patrons will have a rich selection of breakfast and lunch items, including hot and cold beverages, salads, wraps, baguette sandwiches, pastries and more.
Our goal is to offer fresh food alternatives,” said Corinna Faulk, MWR’s Business Operations Division program manager. “Currently there are no food options on the installation, except for the AAFES Service Station. This will provide fresh food choices – nothing will be deep-fried here.”
Faulk explained that the facility manager previously operated the bakery in the Clay Kaserne Food Court – which some longtime Wiesbaden military community members may remember. The District will also provide support with catering and conferences, she said.
“It’s pleasing to know that we’re going to offer a service that’s really needed,” said Smith, adding that several potential customers have already stopped by to see how work was progressing on the new facility and remarked that they appreciated not having to leave the post to find food or beverages.
“We’ve been working on this project for about eight weeks,” said Smith, pointing out that MWR is no stranger to Mainz-Kastel. In the past, before the major drawdown of U.S. Forces in Europe, the Storage Station was home to a variety of MWR retail facilities, a club and more. “Now this building has stood empty for about 10 years, and there was a lot of work to get it ready to serve as the District Breakfast and Lunch.”
Smith thanked the garrison leadership and Directorate of Public Works for their help in making the project a reality. “DPW provided the maintenance and repair support. There has also been a lot of MWR self-help such as painting and cleaning.
MWR is always looking at ways to enhance the quality of life for members of U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden, Smith added.
District Breakfast and Lunch is located in Building 4019 on Mainz-Kastel Storage Station. It will be open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and closed on weekends and federal holidays.
With COVID-19 mitigation measures still in effect, only grab and go service will be available at first. Once those measures are lifted, patrons will be welcome to dine both inside and outside the facility.
To view the menu visit MWR’s home page: https://wiesbaden.armymwr.com/programs/district-breakfast-lunch.