Would you find the following break room space inviting? It’s a room with several long tables and chairs, a refrigerator next to some cabinets, maybe a sink, and a coffee pot that looks as old as the dinosaurs. If you don’t, you’re not alone. Unfortunately, that’s what many break rooms used to look like. Employees had to either go off-site for something to eat or drink or remember to bring something from home.
Today, however, there are a lot of options to choose from. It’s easy to create a welcoming space with everyone’s favorite snacks, fresh food, and drinks. And micro-markets are incredibly versatile.
Break Room Make Over
A micro-market works almost like a small convenience store. There are open racks for shelf-stable products, reach-in coolers and freezers, and a self-checkout kiosk. The accompanying security system allows the micro-market to stay open 24/7—a plus for employees who work the second and third shifts.
Unlike old-school vending machines, employees can pick up and read product labels before buying an item. The information on labels allows employees to do the following:
- Check expiration dates
- Examine ingredient lists and nutritional information
- Make an informed purchasing decision based on their taste buds and health goals
Micro-market kiosks offer several convenient payment methods. Options can include mobile payment apps, stored value cards, and credit/debit cards. The old concern about carrying enough cash is gone. With stored value cards, employees can upload cash or credit (at the kiosk or online) and make purchases like they would with a debit or credit card.
Freshness Comes First
Reach-in coolers can hold almost anything. In addition to cold beverages, they hold FRESH food. Delicious sandwiches, healthy salads, parfaits, wraps, and chopped fruit are a few of the choices that could be offered on your break room menu. Employees will be able to enjoy the benefits without ever having to leave the office.
So, what does all of this mean for your New York City business?
- Happier and healthier employees
- A decrease in extended off-site breaks
- An increase in employee efficiency and productivity
Combine them and discover improved workplace morale and a better bottom line.
Do you want to revolutionize your company’s break room? Choose a micro-market by Marché. We will customize a solution that meets your organization’s needs. From offering fresh and healthy meal options to creating a market design that fits your physical space, we can help. Add office coffee service with freshly made coffee and espresso-based beverages and make the break room even more inviting.
For more information about all our break room services, including office coffee service and vending machines, please call us at 833-627-2431. We look forward to helping you create the perfect break room destination.