A revolution in office cafeterias

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While the rest of the world is going digital at a rapid pace and becoming exponentially more efficient, the way office cafeterias are being operated hasn’t changed much. With offices employing tens of thousands of workers, long queues and less time for meals are a common sight at cafeterias.

On an average employees lose up to 20 minutes of productive time a day waiting in line during the lunch hour rush. This adds up to about 8 hours a month—an entire workday lost, waiting at the office cafeteria. Add to this another few minutes to place an order and make cash/voucher payments, and employees end up losing in excess of a hundred hours every year.

Cafeteria vendors too have their own struggles, dealing with cash or paper voucher payments or tokens, which bring with it the risk of pilferage, miscalculations and the hassles of dealing with loose change and more. And you, dear reader are usually caught in the middle of these complaints.

A digitised cafeteria can offer a host of benefits ranging from easy reconciliation to easier cafeteria management, besides saving your employees productive time.

Cafeterias today are typically managed in one of three models:

  • Multiple vendors set up shop at the office and catering to employees

  • One single vendor taking up the task of managing and supplying food to employees

  • The employee’s travel should be within India only

  • Running the cafeteria and serving employees is handled by the company and the food is purchased from an external vendor.

The book you are reading opens the possibilities that a digitised cafeteria solution has to offer.

This book can help you decide what is the best digital cafeteria solution available for you. And, at the end is an added bonus—a checklist that you can use to compare and evaluate different solutions available in the market. We hope this book helps you makes an informed decision and pick the cafeteria solution that’s best for your company and your employees.

Happy reading.