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US Soldiers in Afghanistan to Lose Beloved Burger King, Pizza Hut, T.G.I. Friday's

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Military brass in Afghanistan have warned that fast food outlets valuable are "facing the ax" in a bid to save resources like "water, power, flight and convoy space," reports Reuters. Back in March, Command Sgt. Maj. Michael T. Hall wrote on an ISAF blog: "This is a warzone – not an amusement park.... In the coming weeks and months, concessions such as Orange Julius, Burger King, Pizza Hut, Dairy Queen and Military Car Sales will close their doors." And like anywhere in the world, fast food is popular, "with lines snaking outside their counters."

Meanwhile, Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons will remain on Afghan bases because they're managed by Canadian military support staff, with profits going to "health and welfare programs for Canadian Forces members." No word if Americans can shop there.

· No fries with that: fast food axed at Afghan bases [Reuters]
· Michael T. Hall: Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Facilities [ISAF]
· Shutdown of U.S. outlets in Afghanistan won't affect Tim's [Times Colonist]

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