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What could be better than employee catering?

Does your employee catering currently consist of a visit to the restaurant around the corner? It certainly tastes delicious, but in the long run it becomes expensive, one-sided and time-consuming.

Today we present the Foodji fresh food vending machine as an alternative and summarize the most important advantages and facts about 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. restaurant around the cornerAlternative canteen: employees enjoy food from the Foodjirestaurant
Restaurant around the corner
Fresh, high-quality food
+300 hot & cold main courses, snacks & drinks
Depending on the respective restaurant
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 restaurant
Preparation time
2-3 minutes
Longer waiting times possible at peak times
Procurement costs
None - Foodji offers an all-round service
Employees must actively make their way to the restaurant & 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 restaurant: 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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Foodji or restaurant around the corner?What do you want for your business?

Employee catering by going to a restaurant 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, the variety of dishes is often limited and the break is time-consuming.

This is 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 costs for the catering solution
Fresh & high quality food
Uncomplicated, fast solution
From 30 employees present daily
Open around the clock
High organizational effort for employees
Long waiting times possible
No employee benefit
Fresh & quality food

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Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions about Foodji vs. restaurant as a catering solution

Why aren't restaurants suitable for employee catering in 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 internal 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.

What are the benefits of the Foodji Freshness Vending Machine in combination with the non-cash benefit?

Thanks to the non-cash benefit, employees receive a subsidy from their employer for their meals. If the employee goes to a restaurant and spends lunch there, the subsidy means a relatively large amount of administrative work.

With Foodji, employees have the option of redeeming their meal allowance directly in the Foodji app. This also makes billing easy for the company and enables it to be done digitally. As the meal allowance is a valuable and everyday employee benefit, the process should always be straightforward and convenient for both companies and employees.

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.