In honor of the resignation of General Stanley McChrystal as commander of the US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, entrepreneurs in Afghanistan have re-opened several fast food restaurants, renaming them after the general. McChrystal Burgers was the first franchise to open, followed by McChrystal Pizza and Subs.
McChrystal's ban on junk food on the army bases he commanded was just one reason General Stanley McChrystal was not well-liked by his subordinates . Fast food joints offering everything from pizza and burgers to ice cream and subs had been ordered closed and shuttered under General McChrystal's orders. Alcohol was also banned.
Soldiers stationed in Afghanistan were told to "man up" by McChrystal and quit acting like they were stationed in Disney World. There was only one fast food franchise allowed in Afghanistan called K-Rations-to-Go which had several locations in the cities of Bagram and Kandahar and was a favorite hang out for McChrystal and his ass-kissing subordinates.
Within hours of the news that McChrystal had resigned his position as commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, the grills were again sizzling with the smell of beef patties wafting through the cities.
One soldier, in line for a taste of his first McChrystal burger, said this, "Sometimes war is hell, especially when you get a general who takes it as seriously as McChrystal, but every once in awhile even great generals get tripped up."