SupermarketComparison Foodji as an alternative for a canteen

The supermarket around the corner for employee catering? We introduce you to Foodji !

For many companies, it is not worth investing in a canteen. Employees then switch to local restaurants or the supermarket around the corner. The choice here is varied and large, but there is a lack of wholesome and hot meals.

We compare the Foodji food vending machine with the supermarket around the corner and record the most important facts for you:

  • Open 24/7
  • No long stretches during the break, but a full recovery phase at the workplace
  • +300 Main dishes, snacks & drinks
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Comparison Foodji food vending machine vs. supermarketAlternative canteen: employees enjoy food from the FoodjiSupermarket
Supermarket around the corner
Fresh, high-quality food
High quality and freshness of dishes
High quality and freshness - depending on the supermarket
Selection of hot & cold dishes
+300 hot & cold main courses, snacks & drinks
Mostly only cold counters and repetitive assortment
Employee benefit
Investment in employees
No employee benefit
Opening hours
Around the clock
Limited opening hours
Recovery time for employees
+30 min more time: Reservation of your favorite dish in advance & catering on site
Trip to the supermarket, dealing with the product range, no pre-selection possible
Sustainability & food waste
Zero food waste concept
7% of food is disposed of in retail every year. Source:
Tax-free‍ meal allowance
Allowance for meals & other tax-free gifts (drinks & snacks) possible
Subsidization via meal vouchers possible
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For more employee satisfaction and energy in the workplace

A key factor in meeting all of these employee needs is employee catering. The availability of fresh food in the company signals appreciation towards employees and contributes to employee loyalty. A high level of employee satisfaction leads to lower staff turnover and a better working atmosphere. Find out here how the Foodji food vending machine ensures greater satisfaction in the workplace.

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  • A solution for employee catering, such as Foodji, promotes a balanced diet with a fresh and healthy range of meals and thus the concentration, productivity and long-term health of employees.
  • In-house catering helps to increase employee satisfaction as it provides the team with a pleasant and social environment in which they can exchange ideas and relax. This also encourages interaction, which improves team cohesion and the working atmosphere and strengthens employee loyalty.
  • Catering directly at the workplace enables access to food around the clock: employees do not have to leave their working environment to find a meal. This saves time and promotes efficient use of working time.
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Foodji or supermarket around the corner?What do you want for your business?

Even if a supermarket has a large selection of different products, many of them are not suitable for a healthy and fresh lunch break. The customer has to rely on a fresh food counter or frozen food, which usually still has to be prepared. On top of this, there is a walk that makes it impossible to enjoy the break to the full. Those who work in shifts are faced with closed doors from 10 p.m. at the latest.

Foodji offers a 24/7 freshness concept with numerous meals and snacks directly at the workplace. This means you can spend your break together with your colleagues and make the most of your recovery time.

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Low cost
Fresh & high quality food
Uncomplicated, fast solution
From 30 employees present daily
Open around the clock
Shortened recovery due to shopping
No alternating break offer
Regulated & limited opening hours
Fresh & high quality food

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Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions about Foodji

What is the Foodji food vending machine?

The Foodji food vending machine is a healthy and flexible employee catering solution for companies. Employees can reserve their favorite dishes 6 hours in advance via app and screen and - if offered by the company - redeem the subsidy. Subsidized meals are one of the most popular employee benefits. It is not only employees in a 9-5 job who benefit, as they can use their lunch break more efficiently, but also shift workers. The Foodji is available around the clock and provides companies with 30 or more employees with +300 fresh main meals, snacks and drinks.

What kind of food is available during the "lunch break"?

Many companies pay attention to health and sustainability when it comes to workplace nutrition. To this end, these restaurants often cook healthy dishes such as salads or more vegetarian dishes or less meat in addition to the classic currywurst. The gastronomic offer is also rounded off by the provider with a selection of delicious food and drinks. After all, access to the right food at the lunch table (by this we don't just mean classic lunch, but your meal at work, no matter what time) promotes concentrated and productive work. For this reason, the company cafeteria, and with it the choice of the right cafeteria meal, is a popular health management tool.

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.

How often do the dishes in the foodji change?

The foodji is freshly filled several times a week on specified days. The menu changes with each filling. The purpose of this is to ensure that the menu is tailored to your team. If your team often orders salads, meat or vegetarian meals, more salads, meat dishes or vegetarian meals will be offered. The food at Foodji tastes as fresh as you know it from a usual company restaurant. Due to the variety, it is possible to order a different main dish at Foodji every day for up to eight weeks. For every taste there is a varied, delicious lunch at the canteen or breakfast. What is your favorite canteen food?

What purpose do extended opening hours serve?

Not every employee has the opportunity to take part in the classic Monday to Friday lunch. Especially people who work in shifts or on weekends do not have access to it. A cafeteria that is only open for lunch from Monday to Friday does not reach them. With a cafeteria 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. After all, especially on the night shift, it's important for the body to eat healthy 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 classic canteen, the employer can subsidize the daily meal (main dishes, breakfast until 11 a.m., snacks, drinks) at the Foodji tax-free. Thanks to the intelligent system of the Foodji it can be ensured without effort that all tax conditions such as the non-cash benefit value are complied with. In addition, it may be that external persons have access to the Foodji at your location (e.g. visitors or employees of other companies). In this case, it is ensured that only employees have access to the allowance. The grant can be customized for a variety of use cases.