Three dining facilities serve
the Fort Riley community, offering meals to Soldiers, retirees, civilian
employees and active-duty family members. In addition to rate changes that took
effect Jan. 1, ID scanning also will be implemented this month.
Each year, the Department of
Defense does a review of the industry to determine if adjustments need to be
made to meal rates.
“This is done every year,” said
Chief Warrant Officer 4 Shawn Lashbrook, senior food adviser, Division
Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 1st Infantry Division. “The key point
is to capture the increasing cost of the market items that are procured.”
Starting Jan. 1, the rate
for regular meals saw a $.05 increase across the board.
Breakfast costs $2.15 at the
discounted rate and $2.55 at the standard rate. Lunch and dinner cost $4 at the
discounted rate and $4.65 at the standard rate.
Rates for weekend meals, holiday
meals and night snacks also saw a slight increase.
Another change coming in
January is ID cards will be scanned at the DFACs, Lashbrook added.
“Beginning Jan. 20, we are changing
all the point-of-sale stations at all the dining facilities at Fort Riley,” he
said. “Customers visiting the DFAC will have to have a (common access card)
card with a PIN.”
Manual stations still will be
available for active-duty family members who wish to use the facilities.
The new system will allow for
improved tracking of meal entitlements.
“It’s designed to increase the
tracking of the meal entitlements for the Soldiers,” Lashbrook said. “It will
be more beneficial for commanders to track who’s eating in dining facilities.”
As with the introduction of
any new system, patrons may experience increased wait times.
“Expect delays, but the
normal flow of the dining facility should return back to normal after a
period,” Lashbrook said.
For patrons on the go, the Devil’s
Den DFAC offers a drive-thru from 7:30 to 9 a.m. for breakfast and from 11:30 a.m.
to 1 p.m. for lunch, Monday to Friday.
Customers can pull up to the
window and select from among several combo meals.
“They have five set meals at
breakfast and lunch that you can (order),” Lashbrook said. “It’s fast. It’s
more convenient for the Soldier just to go through and motor on.”
DFACs rotate weekend coverage,
and new schedules are released each quarter.
Weekend hours are from 9:30
a.m. to 2 p.m. for brunch and from 5 to 6:30 p.m. for supper.
Brunch costs $4.60 at the discounted
rate and $5.35 at the standard rate. Supper costs $5.45 at the discounted rate
and $6.55 at the standard rate.
DFACs are open for weekend coverage
• March 14 to 17: Devil’s Den
and Demon Diner
• March 22 to 23: Devil’s Den
• March 29 to 30:
Cantigny and Demon Diner