A three-martini lunch is a leisurely lunch enjoyed by businesspeople or executives. A dirty martini is delicious—a dirty lunch, not so much.
The average smart phone carries 18 times more bacteria than a toilet seat in a public restroom. Your desk at work carries 400 times more bacteria than that same toilet seat. Actually, keyboards are one of the top five dirtiest instruments in our daily lives. When you eat lunch at your desk, alternating between typing and eating, you’re getting a side of bacteria with that email reply.
Sorry guys—desks occupied by male workers are more likely to be infested with germs than female workers. Work in the Golden State? Office workers in San Francisco had less bacteria on their desks than those in New York City.
What does this have to do with lunch? Everything. In a society where more and more of us rush to grab a coffee, type emails while brushing our teeth, run to catch the train, and eat lunch at our desks to get caught up on work—a midday computer-side nosh happens more than we’d like to admit. A recent study showed that nearly 83% of Americans consumed at their desks in one form or another (meals or snacks). Going out to lunch must be safer right? Wrong. Also, in the top five dirtiest items is the restaurant menu.
The true cost of a desk lunch comes in the form of bacteria, and while the types and amount may vary, it’s clear that this can impact your health. Leave the dirty desk and menu out of your lunch. When employees eat catered lunch, they don’t have to touch their cell phones because they are busy chatting and collaborating with co-workers over a tasty meal. They don’t have to eat at their desks and risk having their lunch contaminated. They don’t even have to reach for a menu. We take care of the ordering, the delivery, and the stress.
Sit back and enjoy a germ free lunch, every single day of the week.