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Survey: What the “Return to Office” Actually Looks Like in Practice

Turns out the “return to office” isn’t back to business as usual. Here are some insights from a survey of 1496 employees.
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What is Lunchflation? The Silent Budget Killer in The Corporate Workplace

Lunchflation is steepening people’s budgets and making lunches stressful! But there are ways to improve this.

The Complete Guide to Employee Retention

How can companies retain top talent in the new working culture? The secret is a good incentive structure.

How to Manage Employee Attendance at Work

In-office employee attendance can be tough to achieve in the current climate, but create a vibrant environment and nobody will want to miss out.

How to Improve Employee Work-Life Balance

Work-life balance isn’t a unicorn, it’s real. Give it to your employees, and they will value your employment all the more.

8 Company Lunch Catering Ideas for Team Building

Help improve team morale and employee satisfaction by trying out some of these delicious catering ideas.

5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Office Environment

Here are the 5 easiest ways to keep your employees happy and motivated in the office.

A Recipe for Success: What Science Says About Social Eating at the Office

Teams that eat together, stick together. Here’s what modern science has to say about the productivity benefits of eating together at work.

How to Make a Winning Return to Office Plan

A return to office plan should not only be about creating safety and ease, it should help create a positive company culture.

14 Most-Loved Team Lunch Foods [Office Catering Ideas]

The best office catering ideas to satisfy your employees, attract top talent, and improve company culture.

How Kitchen Hub Food Hall is Changing the Takeout Game

Look out – Kitchen Hub is bringing a fresh approach to food halls. We sat down with founders, Adam Armeland, Oren Borovitch and Mat Abramsky, to learn more about their inspiration, their restaurant partners and what they’re most excited about for their new Liberty Village location.

Survey: What the “Return to Office” Actually Looks Like in Practice

Turns out the “return to office” isn’t back to business as usual. Here are some insights from a survey of 1496 employees.

The Not-So-Surprising Link Between Employee Wellness and Food Perks

Promoting employee wellness in today’s workplace means going beyond free healthy snacks in the office.

The Hybrid Workplace Experience That HR and Teams Are Raving About

The hybrid office experience, done right, can serve both in-office and at-home employees equally.

3 Types of Work Benefits Taking Over the Modern Office

As employee demands change, so are the types of benefits forward-looking employers are using to attract and retain them.

5 Reasons Why Boxed Lunch Catering Is Taking Over the Workplace

Boxed lunch catering is gaining popularity as a more inclusive, cost-effective alternative to traditional food perks. Here’s why.

Why You Won’t See Sandwich Platters in the Modern Office Anymore

It’s time to leave sandwich platters in the past and move to more personalized workplace catering options. Here’s why.

Post-COVID Employee Retention Strategies for the New World of Work

In a turbulent job market, these employee retention strategies matter just as much as your hiring strategy.

How Corporate Catering is adapting to the modern office culture

Learn how and why to optimize your business through a shift from corporate catering to individualized meals.

Home is Toronto

We were born 8 years ago in Toronto, so we wanted to find out a bit more about the unique spots that make up our city's food landscape. We interviewed 5 amazing Toronto restaurants to find out more about their favourite dishes and what they love about Toronto's food scene.

Small Acts, Big Impact

At Ritual, we are making it easier to prioritize sustainability in your everyday rituals (see what we did there?). In Australia, we have partnered with some amazing companies that are helping reduce waste and promote sustainability.

3 Tips for Restaurants to Maximize Mobile Ordering Adoption

The mobile ordering market has an annual revenue of over $40 billion, and is projected to increase further in the coming years. 

Mobile Ordering With Ritual: Combating the Effects of Lunchflation

The price of food has seen an exponential increase over the past two years. It marks the largest percentage rise seen in the last four decades. Ritual has the answer.

“Much easier and more flexible”: Beazley Expands Ritual Lunch Partnership to 3 New North American Offices

Whether they’re preparing a snack platter for a board meeting, making a coffee run in the morning, or grabbing a pick-me-up plate during late days on the trading floor, Beazley leans on Ritual to simplify food at the office. 

Picking Up vs. Ordering In: Which Is Better for the Office?

Group ordering creates a completely new social experience for team members mobile ordering meals for takeout.

Group Ordering: Ritual's Newest Feature is Changing How Offices Do Lunch

If you're catering meals for meetings, it can be tricky business managing everyone's meal preferences and dietary restrictions. With Ritual for Team’s group ordering feature, you can bypass these difficulties by having everyone in attendance order from their mobile devices—exactly as they like it. 

Black-Owned Restaurants and Cafes You've Got to Try This Juneteenth

One of the best ways to observe and honour this important day is to celebrate the Black-owned restaurants and eateries in your community.

Food Delivery vs. Ritual App: Benefits at a Glance

These days, food delivery seems to get all the love. But while the convenience of food delivery can be all too tempting, it comes at a steep cost—steeper, in fact, than you probably already realize.

Reining in Regulars: How to Improve Restaurant Sales This Father's Day and Build a Busy Restaurant

Father’s Day is one of the top days of the year when eateries see the biggest increase in traffic. By leveraging that increased traffic effectively, restaurants can turn customers into regulars.

How Food Brings Teams Together: Real Case Studies from Real Teams

People intuitively understand the power of food as a tool for socialization and bonding. That's why so many CEOs, founders, and corporate leaders have made food and snack breaks an office staple.

Which Is The Right Corporate Meal Program for Your Company?

An astounding 67% of American employees who work for companies providing a corporate meal program cited increased job satisfaction.

5 Reasons Why Ritual is the Best Food Ordering App for Restaurant Lovers

Food delivery misses so much about what makes restaurants great. They lack the human connection that guests share with chefs and hosting staff, and they miss out on the scents, sights, and sounds that make a restaurant truly special and unique.

Why Top Restaurants Are Going All-In on Mobile Ordering and Order Apps

Over the last few years, the mobile ordering market has now been valued in the tens of billions of dollars. In essence, the mobile order app has completely changed the restaurant industry.

5 Creative Employee Benefits to Attract Top Talent

Gone are the days when a salary package alone could allure (and retain) the people your company needs to succeed. If you're at a loss for creative employee incentives that add to your compensation package, we've got you covered.

How the Ritual App is Revitalizing Commercial Spaces

While it's positive news that the retail industry anticipates growth in the year ahead, commercial property owners and business owners might want to go the extra mile to ensure that they too are part of this rising tide.

Want to Increase Commercial Foot Traffic? Here's How Ritual is Providing Retail Property Solutions to Increase Circulation

Providing free healthy snacks and free meals is a fantastic way to incentivize employees to return to work in the office setting. Consequently, this will significantly increase the foot traffic to your commercial building.

Back to Work and Ordering Out: How Teams are Adapting to the Office

Teams adapting to back to work in the office with things like free meals and snacks, fun team-building activities, cash bonuses, and more flexible work schedules.

How the Ritual App is Bringing New Life to Offices, Malls, and Commercial Spaces: A Tool for Urban Renewal

The COVID-19 pandemic has left an indelible mark on how commercial real estate is utilized in urban areas. With the advent of economy-wide work from home (WFH) policies, a mass exodus has taken place where many have permanently left cities for suburban or rural areas. 

4 Food Trends Changing the Future of the Office

Food trends such as buying local, healthy yet indulgent snacks, and creating bonding experiences will be an essential part of the future office workplace in our post-pandemic world.

Introducing Shareables

The new way to share restaurant recommendations with $$ to actually try it

How Geotargeting Can Gently Encourage Employees Back to the Office

The era of full-time work from home is likely coming to a close. Here's how Ritual is using geolocation technology to make the transition more exciting for teams. 

How Workplace Food Perks Can Incentivize the Return to Office

Incentivization like food perks are an emerging trend in an effort to retain and attract not only your current team members but also for attracting top new talent in the post-pandemic workplace.

Incentives to Bring Employees Back to the Office

Top employee incentive programs you can put in place to make the transition to the office smoother for your team. 

Fun Office Games and Activities for Team Building

Research has shown that 77% of employees deem their relationships with co-workers to be a top contributing factor to employee engagement, which is correlated to overall job satisfaction.

Team Building Exercises that will Inspire Productivity

Team building activities that focus on and foster specific components including communication, trust, adaptability, organization, and problem-solving. 

Back to the Office? Here Are 7 Fun Ways to Bring Your Team Together With Food

As we return to the pre-pandemic normal, difficulties may come up. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to make this process as easy and undisruptive as possible.

Resolutions to Bring Your Team Together in 2022

New year, new normal, and a new chance to reset your company culture.

Employee Engagement Ideas & Strategies to Implement in 2022

Workers are rethinking what they really want and what matters to them. If employers want to keep and attract talent, they need to rethink their engagement strategies as well.

How to Prevent Employee Burnout in the Workplace

We’re all human, and we all have limits on how much work stress we can sustainably handle. When we cross our personal stress threshold, burnout ensues.

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Find the right online ordering solution for your restaurant

9 benefits of online ordering for restaurants

Online ordering is no longer a nice-to-have but an expectation

Ritual vs. Chownow

Why you should use Ritual's Online Ordering instead of ChowNow

Order-to-table and track and trace services

How Ritual helped pubs and restaurants in the UK manage new pandemic regulations