Sodexo bringing new ways to gain entry to installation chow halls

21 Jul 2016 | Lance Cpl. Sean Berry Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

Sodexo is looking at new ways to make eating at the chow halls around Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune easier for Marines and Sailors.

Expected to be in full effect by mid to late August, Sodexo contractors with the installations chow halls are adding credit card machines, including Apple pay abilities to allow other ways for service members to pay to get in.

"We’ve had the capabilities here at two of the mess halls and there’s a requirement and service members have been asking so Sodexo has been authorized to go ahead and implement the credit card system on Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point," said Timothy D. Syfrett, deputy director with food service for Camp Lejeune.

Many service members will benefit from the addition to the chow halls, instead of having to carry cash in order to pay their way in, they can now use credit cards and debit cards to gain entry.

"We actually care that we get the Marine and Sailors in there and they actually get to eat," said Syfrett. "This is to their benefit, allowing them easier ways to go get in get a good and nutritious meal and without having to use cash, then it’s good."