In recent years, more and more Americans are eating lunch at their desks or working late through dinner. As the workplace grows more demanding, so does the workforce, and they want healthier food options at work. Now, with the addition of HealthyYOU Vending’s modular entrée/side dish vendor, pressed-for-time employees can dine at their desk with a hot meal in minutes.
The American Dietetic Association (ADA) and ConAgra Foods’ Home Food Safety program found that 27% of U.S. workers purchase food and bring it back to their desk to eat in order to save time during their workday. Another survey by Career Builder found that 10% of employees are purchasing their lunch from a vending machine at least once a week. Yet research shows that sitting at your desk all day can lead to weight gain, which is one reason why offering healthier meal options is important.
Offer Customers More Options
HealthyYOU Vending healthy entrées and side dishes adds a whole new dimension to vending machine lunches and desktop dining. Consumers want meals that are easy to prepare, tasty, and healthier than grabbing junk food from a traditional vending machine. As manufacturers realize the growing trend toward healthier eating, they’re creating a bigger and better variety of portable meals. From hearty soups to healthy entrees, the variety of microwaveable healthy meals extends across borders, with such diverse flavors as Thai, Mexican, Chinese, Indian and other delicious foods available without ever leaving the office, or waiting for a delivery guy to show up (expecting a tip!).
Increase Earning Capacity
With increased offerings comes the potential for HealthyYOU Vending operators to increase their income earning capacity. Our vending operators who choose to purchase the optional entrée/side dish vendor have an added advantage, as HealthyYOU Vending has one of the only machines in the industry to accommodate this add-on feature. The optional entrée/side dish vendor has a capacity for up to 80 healthier entrees, soups, chili, pasta, hot and cold cereals, plus fruit cups and desserts. For added convenience, operators have the option of setting up meal deals so hungry employees can get a meal, drink and dessert or snack all in one purchase—and HealthyYOU Vending’s cashless vending payment system makes it convenient for anyone to make a purchase with the swipe of a debit/credit card or the tap of a smartphone. This enables operators to command higher-profit vends in exchange for the convenience of healthier meals in the office.
The Bottom Line
Customers save time and money, employers save valuable production time, and HealthyYOU Vending operators have potential for increased earnings. It’s win-win across the board. Get an optional entree/side dish vendor for your HealthyYOU Vending machine today!