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How Free Lunch Can Benefit Your Company

How Free Lunch Can Benefit Your Company

It’s an economic principle that “there’s no such thing as a free lunch,” but studies on corporate lunch catering have proven that actually, free lunch does exist- and it pays!

We’re sharing top reasons why your company should consider having your office lunches delivered.

Attracts top employees.

Companies have found that even if they aren’t well known and can’t compete with salaries from top companies, they can still attract top employees with a strong company culture. A staggering 79% of employees would prefer new or additional benefits over a pay raise, and when it comes to lunch catering, employees reveal that sharing a meal with their potential co-workers was one of the moments that helped them decide where they wanted to work.

Decreases turnover rates.

Your company’s turnover rate is important. Not only can it cost 33% of an employee’s salary to replace them, your team is constantly trying to re-build itself.

Having free office lunches delivered has been shown to increase retention rates. In fact, a survey by Harvard business review found that 81% of employees were more likely to stay at a company that encouraged lunch breaks.

Encourages conversation and builds stronger teams.

Top companies have found that keeping employees on campus during lunch hour encourages “spontaneous encounters” with members of other teams, and increases cross-team collaboration.

Why? Offering a free lunch encourages employees to sit together and get to know one another in a more informal setting.

Boosts productivity.

Still not convinced that corporate lunch catering is worth the expense? Studies show thatfor every $1 invested in corporate lunch, $3 in employee productivity is gained. In fact, employees who consume a healthy lunch are likely to experience a boost in productivity by as much as 150%!

Better customer service means increased sales.

A Gallup report found that employees who are engaged and satisfied with their work are more likely to improve customer relationships, resulting in a 20% increase in sales for their company. As part of building a strong company culture, one way to make an employee satisfied is to offer free lunch!


Looking for office lunch catering ideas boost company culture? Check out this post. And if you’re in the Boston area looking for a lunch caterer, take a peek at the Rootastes globally inspired summer menu!

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Meg is a dreamer, entrepreneur, and homesteader based in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. She loves her cats, feasting, and road trips in her green VW Bug. 


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