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3 Lunch Options for Your Employees

Providing good lunch options for your employees can reduce tardiness, improve employee morale and promote employee health. These are three of the lunch options you can provide for your employees.

1. In-House Dining

Providing employees with a full in-house dining service has several benefits for you and your employees. First, because there are lunch options on-site, your employees don’t need to rush around trying to get take out, which means fewer chances employees will return to work late because of traffic or slow service times. Second, in-house dining can be promoted as an employee perk. Finally, a Pittsburgh area commissary can provide employees with a variety of healthy options, which encourages employees to maintain healthy eating habits while at work. 

2. On-Site Food Vendors

Another food option is to allow food vendors to set up on-site in either a cafeteria or food truck. This option has some of the same convenience as providing your own in-house dining but doesn’t require you to hire staff or contract with a food vendor. Depending on the vendors, there may also be healthy choices. The downside is that you don’t have much control over the menu or prices.

3. Breakroom With Cooking Appliances

A breakroom outfitted with refrigerators, microwaves and stoves makes it easier for employees to bring their lunch from home and prepare it at work. If you anticipate a large demand for this option, it is important to provide enough access to appliances that employees aren’t coming back to work late because they spent half their lunch break waiting for their turn at the microwave. The downside to this option is increased fire risk and the need for someone to clean up. 

Having good lunch options is important for your employees’ health and morale. Consider one of these options or mix and match.