From December 25th, 1941 until April 1, 1946 more than 6 million servicemen and
women who traveled through Nebraska during World War II fondly remember the
hospitality of the North Platte Canteen where every troop train was met by volunteers
who prepared and served sandwiches, coffee, cookies, cakes, and other homemade
"goodies" during stops there.
The owners and staff of the Quality Inn and Suites and the Canteen Grille, wish to
salute those servicemen and women, and dedicate this restaurant to the Canteen
and its volunteers as a reminder of its proud past. After more than 50 years the
spirit of the Canteen "returns" to North Platte.