Boxed lunch catering is growing in popularity in the modern workplace. There are many reasons for this, including less waste, flexible pickup options, and even sanitary benefits (nobody touches anybody else’s food, except maybe the box itself). Not to mention, it supports local businesses in your area and helps your community to thrive. All in all, it’s a great way to supply a corporate lunch hour to your team.
This article looks at what boxed lunches are, their benefits, and why you should consider starting a recurring staff lunch program today.
Boxed lunch catering is provided to your office from your local restaurant, but with a critical beneficial perk: each order is boxed individually. That means nobody else’s food touches yours - yes! It also makes lunch easier to dispose of, to sort, and a host of other benefits that we will list momentarily.
One of the biggest benefits of ordering individual boxed lunches is that it ameliorates the broader issue of predicting how many employees to order for because of in-person attendance issues (or lack thereof), which many companies are currently focused on. It also does catering for events like meetings and social events easier.
Before COVID lockdowns, the absenteeism of employees stood at 3.2%. Boxed lunch takeout options could be a saving grace in this regard by getting employees excited about ordering and enjoying lunch together.
With boxed lunches, you can customize each meal to suit the varying dietary needs and preferences of your team. With Ritual’s user-friendly platform, you can empower your employees to order individualized meals with a simple process of setting up recurring meal credits. It’s important in a modern office for food solutions to address these dietary preferences and needs, as there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to the food we eat.
According to FeedingAmerica, 108 billion pounds of food is wasted annually. With boxed lunches, you’re also reducing food waste, which is never a bad thing. Because your employees would order their own meals, you can eliminate the issue of waste generated via over-ordering - can I hear a whoop, whoop? Plus, since everyone orders exactly what they want, food won’t go to waste because it’s unwanted.
Catered boxed lunches will also save money for other, more deserving endeavors. Especially when compared with the traditional buffet-style cafeteria catering that offices generally have, which incurs the cost of fitting out a canteen and employing people to work there.
Also, when it comes to attendance, an exciting meal might be just the ticket to bring people back into the office. This attention to detail will contribute to creating a positive work environment that will also increase morale and productivity too.
Corporate boxed lunches are a great addition to a modern office, facilitate expedience and productivity, and remove one more burden from your employees’ shoulders - having to make their own lunch. Plus, the excitement of a tasty meal is sure to raise morale.
Ritual provides the means for companies to integrate daily recurring boxed lunches into your workplace as a well-loved perk. With a user-friendly interface, easily links your team to their favorite meals from local restaurants.