Man, You guys just hit a tearful memory for me. If we can come up with a place that actually claims to use "Gennn U Whine" military recipes, I would bet the "Greatest Generation" and their sons would Flock to it.
Items to be included to qualify... First is Real S O S- for you young folks, that is "Something on a Shingle"...NOT your typical Biscuit and Gravy, it needs real Chipped Beef in a wallpaper-paste consistency gravy base. The only condiment allowed with this is coarse-ground blck pepper so you can make it look like Aphids have fallen into the bowl . NUMMY !!!
Another speciality of the house must be Shepherd's Pie. The ground meat in the lower level must contain at least 30% gristle to qualify, and the mashed potato upper level must be at least 2 inches deep.
I used to love Liver Night at our Japanese Mess Hall in the early 60's. On that night the choices (3) for the evening meal entree's would be the Liver that everyone hated, Shepherd's Pie- which everyone chose, and Scallops which sat like a wallflower at a Legion Dance...except for me...I could eat a cereal bowl full of those little devils !! All of my clod-kicker buddies wondered how I could do it, but I swear that was the best entree in the whole 30 day menu.
Another favorite on my list was the "Eggs to Order" breakfast item..As long as the 'Order' was scrambled we were just fine, since the eggs were powdered !!
This establishment needs to use Stainless Steel trays and have plenty of the brown bakelite bowls and coffee cups. Large photo's of unknown Officers known as the Chain of Command and recruiting and Re-Up posters on the walls are mandatory to help build a healthy appetite !! More later if an interest developes.