As Covid-19 cases thankfully continue to drop, some are left wondering when, if ever, will Toronto’s workplaces in the downtown core come back to life again. Once bustling rush hour streets, coffee runs and lunch meetings have all but become a distant memory. But things seem to be changing, and signs of life are slowly but surely coming back.
Offices are going to look and feel different. I think we can all agree on that. Whether it’s full time or some sort of hybrid system, unfortunately new guidelines and safety measures are going to be in place for the foreseeable future. Companies have quite the task ahead of them in ensuring that employees with different degrees of worry about coming back into work are all put at ease.
Where Ziplunch can help make things easier, naturally has to do with getting everyone in offices happily fed with a good lunch. Our model, by default, works well with whatever safety measures will come into play. For those of you who are new to Ziplunch, let me give you a quick rundown of how it works. So every week, our “menu curator extraordinaire” sets the daily lunch (and dinner) choices for that week. And true to our motto of keeping things simple, we try to limit up to 8 item choices per restaurant. Each day features two to three restaurants for lunch and the same goes for dinner. Everything is always at takeout prices with free delivery to all locations. Every Saturday, the full menu for the week is sent out. Customers can either order for the entire week in advance, or on a day by day basis. It’s that simple.
It is, however, our delivery system which will naturally fit with any new safety measures that will no doubtedly be put in place, and that is what we believe will serve offices greatly. Each office building/office will become a ‘hub’. One delivery driver delivers meals to that entire ‘hub’ at the same allotted time, reducing the number of added delivery drivers coming into the space, to one.
By using/signing up to Ziplunch, employees who may still be uncomfortable heading down to the restaurants during the lunchtime rush, can order their lunches for the entire work week, knowing that, at let's say between 12:30-1:00 pm every day, lunch is delivered. That lunch break time can be used in more productive ways, allowing employees to rest, decompress and enjoy a good lunch before returning to work. Whether restaurants on street level or in the Path will be accepting the lunchtime rush, is anyone's guess at this point, and we believe in still giving employees the best possible lunch.
Also, by companies adopting ZipLunch as their office lunch providers, they will have the added benefit of being able to provide their employees a delicious lunch that is delivered safely, and in accordance with any safety guidelines.
When things do eventually go back to some semblance of whatever the ‘new normal’ is going to look like, we hope that, in some small way, ZipLunch can be part of helping you all settle back in again.
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