Never considered the issue, truth be told. Whud they charge for Jell-O? Brain surgeons & toe specialists pay the same as patients & the casual browser? A weighty topic and one we should consider thoroughly. They offer take-out? How are tips? Is tipping permitted? Would a Food Court work better? Say, like they have at The Mall? Powdered Pretzels competing w/Tuffy's Tacos? Patients now...I don't believe they have much say, or do they? Someone in a tunic swing by to take orders? Or is their diet regulated by Dieticians? If you ate hospital food, All The Time, would your arteries thank you? Would you live longer? Is there much of a wait? Could the military learn something from hospital logistics or vice versa?
I imagine the cost of running a hospital kitchen is not offset by whatever profit they realize in the venture. Is a union involved? Do they get their dues? Do the uppy-ups eat in the kitchen w/the hired help? Or do they dine out? Maybe there's two kitchens, one for the officers and one for the enlisted men? Do they worship the same God? If one were to change religions, give it a go elsewhere, would that change the relationship?
Must be clean, though, hey? All those germs one must battle with...does everyone wear those little masks? No lip-reading there...a worker would voice all manner of complaint behind a mask and not get called out onto the floor. Maybe if they took in other customers? Get in the car kids, we're going out to eat. Yippee! Over at St. Joseph's Hospital Kitchen.