Google is famous for providing lots of food to their people. The goal when designing Google’s campus in New York City was to ensure that no one was more than 150 feet away from food.
That food-placement goal has a specific outcome in mind. It is to create the opportunity for people to leave their desks and interact with other people whose desks are not near theirs. In fact, most food sources are strategically placed between two different work teams to encourage them to talk to each other and collaborate.
As Laszlo Bock, the Senior Vice President of People Operations explains in his book Work Rules: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead, “At minimum, they might have a great conversation. And maybe they’ll hit on an idea for our users that hasn’t been thought of yet.” According to a company myth, Gmail was born in a company lunch line.
Google isn’t the only company that understands the awesome power of food. Here are 10 companies that believe in the value of offering lunch as a benefit:
Creator of the free stock-trading app that seeks to democratize access to financial markets, Robinhood sees providing free lunch to their employees as a smart investment.
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. While the world tweets, employees in the San Francisco office of this social networking company are treated to lunch every day.
Square produces a little white credit card reader that helps sellers accept credit cards and NFC payments. And, their Cash app lets people pay each other back instantly. Square micro-kitchens are jam-packed with healthy, organic, and locally-sourced food selections. From sushi, to salads, to pizza, and burritos, there’s something for everyone.
The founders of Uber believe that by solving some of the biggest problems of our time, they can create a future where there is limitless freedom of movement for people and things all across the world. They are starting with car sharing and providing free daily lunches to their employees.
Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. One of the ways they bring people closer together is by providing employees in their Manhattan office with free lunches.
Hosting the world’s largest online selection of events, Eventbrite powers ticketing and registration for more than two million live experiences each year. This online ticketing service cares for its employees by providing a free daily lunch. This is one of the ways that they keep morale high.
Warby Parker is an affordable boutique eyewear retailer that makes sure their employees don’t skip lunch. By providing them with a free catered lunch three times each week, this transformative lifestyle brand keeps their employees well-fed.
Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world. In keeping with the uniqueness theme, Airbnb offers its employees organic lunches from an ever-changing menu.
Dropbox aims to simplify the way people work together. For its customers, the company offers a simple, yet powerful, platform for sharing documents and other files. For its employees, the company provides free lunch every day.
An online destination that helps people find a job with a company they’ll love, Glassdoor cares for the well-being of their employees. That’s why they rotate between two caterers to give their employees plenty of options.
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