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    Anthony's disgusting pizza and wings

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    All of them. That's why you're seeing Popeye's, Domino's, Arby's...

    The beginning of the end was bringing in Subway to kill Robin Hood.

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    Robin Hood was disgusting. The franchise chains are much better.
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    I'm surprised RH has lasted this long. So nice to see Subways on many bases. Now it's time for another successful chain to kill off Anthony's. Over my career I was always convinced that the lack of competition is the #1 reason most of the nasty government restaurants have lasted as long as they have.

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    Smokin' Joes BBQ on Lackland. Hell, I can't think of how it's surviving on base anyway...

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    The same word twice: Frank's Franks.
    "Wrong" is one of those concepts that requires witnesses. Catbert, Evil Director of Human Resources

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    Pizza Hut (express?) is replacing many anthonys. Burger King has gone waaaaay downhill since my childhood in the 90s. I dont particularly mind the lowest common denominator eateries and to some degree the chains have to have an international presence and supply chain to be successful on overseas bases. Thats why you can have a Subway in the UK that offers some sort of chicken tikka sandwich but you cant get that in America. Same thing with Burger King and Pizza hut.
    I wish AAFES didnt have such a stranglehold and offered more regional specialties. I would take a -bertos at Luke AFB way before taco bell and other examples....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo432 View Post
    The same word twice: Frank's Franks.
    But what can replace a frank's franks, Five Guys? If you haven't had a FF, then you haven't had a real 'dog.' Scratch this one from the list!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLAPS, USAF (ret) View Post
    But what can replace a frank's franks, Five Guys? If you haven't had a FF, then you haven't had a real 'dog.' Scratch this one from the list!
    If Nathan's wasn't the sponsor of the hot dog eating contest and it was, oh I dunno, Frank's Franks, Joey Chestnut's record would be 4. He'd have died afterwards too.
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    I guess military income as a whole doesnt hack it but I would love some more mid-scale eateries like Chipotle and Pei Wei to be on base. Is manchu-wok an actual place or an AAFES place like anthonys? Never seen one outside of the gate. Ive never seen a Charley's outside of the gate either, but it appears to be a real thing.

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