Office Heroes: How Technology is Rescuing Work Lunches

Working Lunches

When you think back on all of the delicious meals you have enjoyed over the span of your life, it’s likely that your run-of-the-mill mid-week lunch is not one of those list toppers. Often, our lunches that we carry with us to our offices are quickly thrown together the night before, and usually consist of easy-made recipes of leftover meat sandwiches and what we may constitute as “salad”. Boring, to say the least!

Thankfully, technology has been advancing to aid us in every aspect of life, including our outlook on an office luncheon. Gone are the days of the business guinea pig running out to fetch multiple meals for the office crew; restaurants are now invested in bringing lunch directly to your desk.

Working Lunches
With the popularity of these takeaway apps, it is no wonder why restaurants are eager to sign up with businesses in order to bring hot and fresh food to all of its customers. For example, Hungry House works with thousands of restaurants across the UK and over 60 cuisine types to ensure office lunches are never dull. This is why top-notch takeaway restaurants such as Pesantissimo in London have opted to sign up with these delivery services, as it caters to their favourite customers that may not be able to physically make it in for lunch.

Another added bonus to having lunch delivered to the office is the expansion of boardroom meeting dinners. No longer does a staff meeting have to result with plain coffee and donuts counting as “catered lunch” – a quick poll of what everyone in the room is craving, a few clicks on an app, and delicious meals are now on their way. Thankfully, these delivery giants such as Hungry House and Deliveroo collectively cover most of the common restaurants in the UK.

How else is technology shaping up the world of food delivery? It is incredibly simple for every app user to track their meals from restaurant to table top thanks to the power of GPS signalling. Every delivery driver carries their own phone, which acts as a tracker of some sort, as they pick up your food and bring it into the office. The live delivery time estimations are updated constantly, so you can prepare ahead of time to have your meal of choice at the start of your lunch break.

Working lunches
Finally, for a little extra at the end of lunch or a board room dinner, many dessert places such as Wafflemeister have also signed up for takeaway services. According to them, the use of apps and technology has put their little business under the spotlight and the majority of their orders are via mobile. Throw away the tuna sandwich; with these takeaway apps delivering quality meals and desserts to your cubicle day after day, lunch will never again be a bore.


  • Andrea Broom

    26th January 2017 at 3:53 AM

    I totally agree. I currently live in Panama City, Panama and the traffic is horrible during 12-6 pm so if you wanna get food you need to have some special way, they’re are so many apps now helping. Awesome.

  • Sarah Cantwell

    26th January 2017 at 12:15 PM

    This is so cool! I would love a lunchtime delivery xx
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  • Cardiff Mummy Says – Cathryn

    26th January 2017 at 2:52 PM

    Isn’t modern technology amazing!? I mostly work from home but when I do work in offices something like this would be fab as a lunch time treat. x

  • Joanna

    26th January 2017 at 9:28 PM

    I Think its great that you can now not have boring sandwiches everyday and are able to have food come to you. it’s great as there so many more choices too.

  • Sarah

    26th January 2017 at 9:58 PM

    I only ever have boring sandwiches or salad for my lunch at work!
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  • The London Mum

    27th January 2017 at 4:39 PM

    I think if I worked in the city I’d love to use a takeaway app to get lunch delivered to my desk.
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  • Cass Bailey

    27th January 2017 at 9:14 PM

    I’m definitely wanting to order waffles for lunch at work – what a fab idea x

  • Jenna

    27th January 2017 at 9:15 PM

    I’d love this. When I worked I either had lunch or soup for lunch every day. Very boring!!

  • Harriet @ Lifewithmrslee

    28th January 2017 at 8:22 AM

    If I worked in London I would totally take advantage of this! Where I live I can’t even get anywhere to deliver to my house! X

    1. Candace

      28th January 2017 at 7:52 PM

      I lived somewhere like that! Good and bad points

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