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What could be better than employee catering?

We compare the Foodji food vending machine with the classic delivery service that delivers lunch to your workplace. We have summarized the most important facts & advantages of Foodji for you:

  • +300 fresh & healthy main dishes, snacks and drinks
  • 24/7 supply directly at the workplace
  • Promoting a positive corporate culture during a break together
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Foodji vs. delivery serviceAlternative canteen: employees enjoy food from the FoodjiAlternative canteen: Canteen equipment
Delivery service
Fresh, high-quality food
+300 hot & cold main courses, snacks & drinks
Depending on the respective delivery service
Preparation time
2-3 minutes
To enjoy immediately
Advance reservation of dishes
Up to 6 hours in advance via app
When ordering
Opening hours & availability
Available around the clock
Depending on the opening hours of the delivery service
Administrative expenses
No administrative effort: seamless integration into the team's net salary
Organization & billing as an administrative expense
Procurement costs
None - Foodji offers an all-round service
Employees have to order their own food & expect long waiting times
Employee benefit
Community spirit is strengthened during a break together
High organizational and financial costs, no sense of community
Sustainable quantity planning
Made possible by planning with AI: avoiding food waste
Depending on the delivery service: often not a priority
Enabled digitally
Can be made possible, effort in administration
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For more employee satisfaction and energy in the workplace

A key factor in meeting all these needs of the team is employee catering. The availability of fresh food in the company signals appreciation towards the employees and contributes to employee loyalty. A high level of employee satisfaction leads to lower staff turnover and a better working atmosphere.

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  • Employee catering promotes a balanced diet with a fresh and healthy range of meals and thus the concentration, productivity and long-term health of the workforce. To this end, it is also a popular health management tool.
  • In-house catering helps increase employee satisfaction by providing a pleasant and social environment for employees to interact and relax. This also promotes exchange (in contrast to meal vouchers), which improves the WE feeling and working atmosphere and strengthens employee loyalty.
  • A cafeteria also offers a convenient lunch option, as employees do not have to leave their work environment to find a meal. This saves time and promotes efficient use of working time.
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Employee catering by a delivery service does not provide any direct added value for employees, as employees have to take care of their own meals and have to expect waiting times. In addition, there is often limited variety in the dishes and the break has to be spent alone. Employees who work shifts are particularly reliant on supermarkets such as the Rewe around the corner or order their food from a pizza driver. But here, too, shift workers face a problem: not every delivery service accepts orders around the clock.

That's why we would like to present Foodji as a cost-effective and space-saving alternative that every company can afford while maintaining the same quality and that is open 24/7 without the need for staff. In-house catering helps to increase employee satisfaction as it offers employees a pleasant and social environment in which they can exchange ideas and relax. This encourages interaction, which improves the sense of togetherness and the working atmosphere and strengthens employee loyalty.

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Low cost
Fresh & high quality food
Uncomplicated, fast solution
From 30 employees present daily
Open around the clock
High organizational effort
Long waiting times possible
No employee benefit
Fresh & quality food
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Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions about Foodji vs. delivery service

Why are delivery services not suitable for every company?

While conventional delivery services were long considered the standard solution for satisfying hunger at the workplace, the increasingly dynamic nature of modern working life and the changing expectations of employees raise the question: Is this type of employee catering still up to date?

Compared to innovative and sustainable catering approaches such as Foodji, a delivery service where food has to be ordered from outside no longer seems to meet the demands of the modern working world.

All-round catering can be difficult to provide, especially for shift workers. This is why shift managers like to order for the whole team from the nearest delivery service. However, these services also have regular working hours and close at certain times. Offices also face this challenge when they want to get fresh food outside lunchtime.

Why is intensive catering important for companies?

Employee catering by Foodji promotes a balanced diet with a fresh and healthy offer and thus the concentration, productivity and long-term health of the team. To this end, it is also a popular health management tool.

Delivery services such as Mealmates offer a varied solution by using cars to deliver delicious, ordered meals to companies. Although this ensures internal catering, the delivery route, working hours and repetitive dishes often prove to be a hurdle.

The Foodji is filled with fresh food directly on site 2-3 times a week. We attach great importance to the freshness and quality of our ingredients and products and want all employees to have access to healthy food in the workplace.

Can Foodji be used as a supplement to the canteen?

Many larger employers use Foodji to supplement their existing catering. Especially for companies with extended break times (e.g. night shift), this is a decisive advantage to cover the demand beyond the lunch break. With Foodji, opening hours can be extended in an uncomplicated way at moderate costs. This applies above all to producton and logistics companies or hospitals. But also offices with flexible working models also benefit. Branch offices or companies with a large campus are also popular use cases for a foodji as a canteen supplement. This way, all employees - regardless of location/campus - can be reached with the benefit of community catering.

Which dishes are in the Foodji?

In addition to freshness, variety is important to us: we stock the Foodji with different main dishes from a wide range of cuisines: Italian, Greek, German, Asian and many more. We attach great importance to ensuring that vegetarians and vegans also find the right dish for them. A healthy and delicious lunch is a real employee benefit.

Do you already know our nine dean&david salads? They're amazing and give you and the team a boost at lunch.

We offer a large selection of snacks such as wraps and sandwiches to satisfy small appetites.

You can find a small selection of our varied rangehere .

What purpose do extended opening hours serve?

Not every employee has the opportunity to take part in the traditional Monday to Friday lunch. People who work shifts or weekends in particular do not have access to this. A canteen that is only open at lunchtime from Monday to Friday therefore does not reach them. An online option, where the food has to be ordered, is also not suitable here. With a canteen that is open around the clock or at least has extended opening hours, everyone can be catered for. The purpose: this communicates appreciation and promotes health and satisfaction. Especially during the night shift, it is important for the body to eat healthily and prevent cravings. This can be promoted by the employer through a balanced menu and varied cuisine.

Is there an option for companies to offer a meal subsidy at Foodji?

Yes, as with a traditional canteen, the employer can subsidize the daily meal (main courses, breakfast until 11 a.m., snacks, drinks) at Foodji tax-free. Thanks to the intelligent system of the Foodji system makes it easy to ensure that all tax conditions, such as the non-cash benefit value, are met. It may also be the case that external persons at your location have access to the Foodji (e.g. visitors or employees of other companies). In this case, it is ensured that only employees have access to the allowance. The subsidy can be customized for a wide variety of use cases.
The food subsidy is a highly valued benefit that attracts employees out of the building and back to the office.