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A sailor orders a meal at a new 24-hour food court near the waterfront at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018.
A sailor orders a meal at a new 24-hour food court near the waterfront at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. (Courtesy of the U.S. Navy)

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — Ship crews and waterfront workers at the home of the 7th Fleet can get a fast-food fix 24/7 at a renovated food court that opened this week at the Fleet Recreation Center.

“It is the only food court open all day and night,” Yokosuka commander Capt. Jeffrey Kim told Stars and Stripes after cutting a ribbon Monday to reopen the third-floor facility near the Yokosuka waterfront. “It really offers one place where our sailors in our community can come on down and grab something prepared hot.”

Only a short walk from where ships like the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan dock, the updated facility includes Better Burger, Uptown Pizza and Bombers Fresh Mex.

“I’m glad its opening because it’s so close to the ships and a lot of people don’t have any transportation,” said Navy spouse Brenda Walker, who works as a personal trainer on Yokosuka.

It’s been 17 years since the site’s last renovation, said Fleet and Family Readiness Director Bruce Wooten.

“We just needed a fresh clean, new concept and the sailors deserved something new and exciting,” he said.

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