Vending Machines and Warm Food?
When one thinks of vending machines, they don’t necessarily picture eating a warm meal. What comes to mind is usually a bag of chips or a candy bar, and maybe a cold soda to go with. Although these are nice snack options to have, they don’t necessarily fulfill the hunger of someone who might be stuck at work for 8 hours. With the advent of new vending machine and breakroom technology, there are now ways to enjoy a warm meal at work without having to order takeaway.
Food Vending Machines vs Snack and Drink Machines
Unless you’re in the vending business, thinking about different types of vending machines isn’t probably at the top of your mind. We’re here to let you know that yes, there are more varieties of vending machines than the 2 most commonly used: snack & drink machines. There are coffee and tea machines which offer customers the pleasure of getting a warm cup of coffee how they want it right in front of them. There are combo vending machines that allow an array of items to be placed side by side in one machine. There are food vending machines which allow the entire machine to be refrigerated at a certain temperature or in some cases even allow certain compartments to be refrigerated at various temperatures. ￼(Food Vending Machine)
There’s also the option to install a micro-market in your building, which is essentially an unmanned retail space where individuals can purchase food and beverages. Micro-markets can be adjusted to fit a variety of spaces, and can provide free standing freezers, refrigerators, microwaves, and toaster ovens for food to be prepared in.
(Pictures of a Micro-Market)
Why Choose Full Vending Over Snack Vending?
Traditional snack vending machines don’t have the ability to offer as many healthy options as a full-service vending setup would provide. Through installing a micro-market, or a food vending machine, freshly made sandwiches, salads, and other foods are able to be offered through refrigerated spaces.
Convenience for Employees
Many full-service vending machines offer items that can be considered full meals. When you provide this type of vending service to your employees, they’re going to be far more likely to stay in the building during lunch, which, in addition to being incredibly convenient for them, usually means that they’ll take shorter lunches and increase their productivity. If your machines only offer snacks, then your employees will be more likely to leave your office for lunch.
More Variety Means More Business
People like variety. If your vending machine sells nothing but unhealthy snacks, you’re going to miss out on a huge potential client: the individual who likes the convenience of vending machines but wouldn’t be caught dead eating Doritos. Because of this huge market opportunity, it makes sense to add more variety into your vending machines.
Thinking About Bringing Food/Vending Service to your Business?
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