Story and photo by Andrea Sutherland
Fast food connoisseurs rejoiced Sept. 21 at the grand opening of the new Triple Foods complex, which features an Arby’s, Manchu Wok and Burger King on the Mountain Post. Two days later, Borriello Brothers, an Italian restaurant featuring New York-style pizza, opened its doors in The Hub.
Patrick Riordan, Army and Air Force Exchange Service general manager hailed the opening of the Triple Foods establishment.
“It basically expands the options for our customers,” Riordan said. “Now, a whole group of people can come and they have expanded options.”
About 50 people attended the grand opening at the new complex, located on Prussman Boulevard, building 1534 near Kentucky Fried Chicken.
Col. Robert F. McLaughlin, garrison commander, thanked AAFES employees for their hard work and commitment to Soldiers.
“You don’t realize the impact that you have on a Soldier and/or his Family when they come into that shop (and see) a smile on your face,” he said. “Whether you’re a server, whether you’re a manager, whether you’re an administrator, your impact is huge, huge.”
Tor Opedal, director of national accounts for Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc., said he’s proud the restaurant chain can be a part of the Fort Carson community.
“I think it’s a huge opportunity for us to continue to show our support for our men and women in the armed services,” he said. “It gives us an opportunity … to serve the Soldiers here at Fort Carson as they go off to honor our country and do the things that they do for us.”
Located inside the Hub, Borriello Brothers offers dine-in, pickup and delivery services. Beginning Monday, an “all-you-can-eat” lunch buffet takes place Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“Borriello Brothers adds a vital ingredient to (Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s) fast growing Foxhole sports bar and entertainment facility,” said Michael O’Donnell, chief of the DFMWR business branch. O’Donnell added that the popular chain restaurant benefits the military community in a variety of ways.
“A portion of every dollar spent in (the) Borriello Brothers restaurant will be put back into our local Fort Carson garrison and therefore support the continued growth and success of our community programs and services,” he said.
Editor’s note: Staff Sgt. Wayne Barnett, Mountaineer staff, contributed to this article.