Exchange Welcomes Fort Benning Muscle Maker Grill

Ribbon-cutting ceremony: Left to right: Mark Farmer, Muscle Maker Grill vice president of operations; Don Sydlik, Exchange general manager; Col. Clinton Cox, Fort Benning garrison commander; and Rutchel Williams, Exchange services business manager.

Soldiers and their families can fuel a BE FIT lifestyle with fit bowls, healthy wraps, fresh greens, skinny flatbreads and more at Muscle Maker Grill, the Exchange latest better-for-you dining option at Fort Benning.

The Exchange celebrated the restaurant’s grand opening with a ribbon-cutting at the food court on Jan. 16, officiated by Col. Clinton Cox, Fort Benning garrison commander; Mark Farmer, Muscle Maker Grill vice president of operations; Don Sydlik, Exchange general manager; and Rutchel Williams, Exchange services business manager.

“No matter your taste, there is a menu item for your meal plan at the Exchange.”

— Don Sydlik,
Fort Benning general manager

“The Exchange makes it convenient for Soldiers and military families at Fort Benning to make the right meal choices for them,” Sydlik said. “No matter your taste, there is a menu item for your meal plan at the Exchange.”

The restaurant fits in with the Exchange’s priority of bringing name-brand restaurants with better-for-you menus to service members to support troop readiness and resiliency. The Exchange is an active partner in the Healthy Army Community and Air Force Smart Fueling initiatives, transforming its food courts worldwide and focusing on a holistic BE FIT lifestyle for service members.

  Muscle Maker Grill offers a variety of lean protein meals, including the Godfather bowl, with grilled chicken breast, portobello mushrooms, roasted red peppers, reduced-fat mozzarella, gluten- and fat-free balsamic vinaigrette over broccoli, and the MMG Signature wrap, featuring grilled chicken breast, turkey bacon, reduced fat cheddar cheese, romaine lettuce, tomatoes and onions with zero carb signature sauce.

Soldiers and families can also take advantage of Muscle Maker Grill’s meal plan program, which allows diners to customize a daily schedule of premade meals for pickup or delivery.

“We look forward to serving the Fort Benning community and beyond for many years to come,” said Robert E. Morgan, president and chief executive officer of Muscle Maker Inc.

The restaurant is the second of its kind on a military installation—the first opened at Freedom Crossing at Fort Bliss in Texas. Exclusive to Fort Benning is a fresh market bar with fruit, cucumber and pasta salads; garbanzo mixed with fresh kale; and Muscle Maker Grill’s Power Blend, consisting of romaine, spinach and baby kale.

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