As I rode the short elevator ride up to the fifth floor of our office building, I had to bite my tongue. Two ladies were holding their iced coffees and brown bags discussing what each other decided upon for breakfast.
First, one girl made mention of how she goes to the same place across the street because it’s cheap. Here in NYC, when someone tells you they only spent two dollars on a coffee, it’s like the whole world comes to a halt and your mouth stays open long enough to catch flies. Heck, even I was grateful to know where to snag a cheap coffee in the neighborhood.
As the conversation progressed they shifted to discussing lunch options, or lack thereof. One of the ladies stated how she always struggles to find good places for lunch—not so surprising to hear in the Financial District. As they talked about the scarcity of options, I was debating coughing out the word Zerocater and dropping a business card into their brown bagged breakfasts.
Unfortunately, the doors opened too quickly and I had to resume my day. It’s incredible how much food comes up in conversation. Zerocater does more than bring people together over food. We make life just a little bit easier leaving more room for employees to focus on their tasks at hand as opposed to which of the three bland lunch places they are going to order from that day.
Zerocater saves companies located in a food desert. What’s your lunch scene like?