The lunch break is becoming extinct. More and more Americans are eating sad desk lunches or worse, foregoing the midday meal altogether. Over 700,000 US companies have attempted to assuage this issue by ordering lunch for their workers. The benefits of providing lunch for employees are numerous, with many listed on this infographic from Entrepreneur.
Chewse, a SaaS for corporate meals, offers an easy one-stop solution for providing free lunch as an office perk. And not just any lunch, but real food. According to Shaina Anderson, Head of Vendors with Chewse, “Working with hundreds of restaurants means that we can serve our offices a killer variety of breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. If you want South African, Belgian, and Vietnamese in one week, we’ve got your back. Raw fish, then potatoes, then fried chicken? No problem.”
Based in San Francisco, Chewse plans and delivers meals to offices from local restaurants in one instant and online experience. The first market in Los Angeles has grown tenfold since the company launch and in the fall, they will begin service in San Francisco. Chewse was founded by Tracy Lawrence, CEO, and Jeff Schenck, CTO, in December 2011.
Chewse can accommodate for your employees’ tastes and dietary restrictions and a meal specialist will work with you to plan a whole rotation of lunches to be delivered daily, weekly, or just for special meetings or events. You have access to your office profile and can make changes to delivery times, guest count, and menus from your computer. Chewse coordinates everything and certifies on-time as well as quality food. Employees can give feedback and rate favorite meals, enabling Chewse to continuously improve your menu rotation.
Meals are served in family-style trays and platters offering plenty of food and easy cleanup. Chewse curates a list of the best restaurants in the area, and Anderson is always seeking new vendors who can offer the best-tasting and variety of meals for your office.
Offering a hot and tasty lunch as a perk for your hard-working team doesn’t have to be a struggle with take-out menus or sending someone out into traffic to pick up styrofoam packaged meals that make it back to the break room soggy and cold. Chewse offers a free demo and a no-risk, no-contract service. Bring your team together over a hot, delicious meal.
“We got ourselves into this crazy business because we believe in the power of food,” states Anderson. And the benefits of anything other than a sad desk lunch are a clear reminder of food’s true power.
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