Cafeterias and dining areas in modern offices can compete with the world’s best restaurants. There’s only one difference: they’re free — only for the staff, of course. These successful companies realized a long time ago that the way to a worker’s efficiency is through their stomachs.
B4blaze offers you a chance to take a look at how workers dine in the world’s biggest offices, including our own decision desk.
The Google headquarters is located in New York. Employees of the company are provided with three free meals a day in the Hemispheres, with beautiful views to Manhattan. The cafe has several zones, where you can find a variety of cuisines, fast food, snacks, frozen yogurt and drinks. One of the most popular reviews of this cafe on the Internet says: ’If you want to get disappointed in your job, just take a friend from Google and go in their cafeteria. That’s unbelievable.’
Apple’s headquarters is located in Cupertino, California. Their dining area, which is called Caffè Macs, is very spacious, light and totally free. Caffè Macs serves Mexican, Italian, Japanese, Spanish and French cuisine at lunch, as well as fast food. At breakfast the staff usually has strawberry French toast, chocolate chip pancakes, fresh-made juices, several kinds of ice cream, and other desserts. The menu is constantly changing.
Recently the Facebook head office moved to a small town called Menlo Park, California. The office staff get free meals three times per day in Epic Cafe. This cafe serves mainly American and Asian cuisine, and you can take away free meals, too, if you work at the company. There’s also a pleasant bonus for office guests: they get a great discount!
The Dropbox head office is located in San Francisco, California, and its cafeteria is called the Tuck Shop. The cafe occupies about 400 meters, and there’s almost unlimited choice of any meal. The company especially appreciates its chefs, who used to work in the best restaurants around the world.
Pixar’s Cafè Luxo (California, USA) greets its visitors with statues of Pixar characters like Buzz Lightyear and Woody. Then, when the visitors enter the room, it looks quite similar to the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, which was Steve Jobs’ wish when he was the head of the company. The Cafè Luxo menu offers a variety of dishes, such as salmon in maple syrup, pasta with tofu, hamburgers, fried ravioli, steaks, burritos, pizza, and all possible kinds of desserts.
The headquarters of the popular microblogging service moved to a new place; now it’s located in a building constructed in 1937 on the Market Square, in the heart of sunny San Francisco. There’s a free cafe for the staff, where the menu is divided into different types of dishes that are marked with hashtags and names such as #comfort food, #tenderloin, and @birdfeeder.
As a bonus, we decided to show the place where the Bright Side team dines. We’re all of different cultures, and it affects the variety of our cuisine. So here it is — the place where we relax and gain strength in order to work hard and make the world a little bit better.