What’s Trending in Your Atlanta Break Room?

According to hastags.org some trending hashtags this June 2014 are:

#worldcup2014

#weloveyoudemi

#kershaw – Clayton Kershaw, the pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers who pitched a perfect game all through the six innings against the Colorado Rockies

But other than the celebrity gossip and world sports something else is trending in your Atlanta break room: salads.

saladbowlAccording to GrubHub Seamless in a study they did surveying orders taken for businesses Monday-Friday during lunch hours from their 25,000 different restaurants, Greek Salad was the number one item chosen.

In fact, 4 salads all together made the top 10 list:

  1. Greek Salad  – popular because it offers a wide variety of protein and vegetables, unlike other salads it’s viewed more often as a full meal and not just a side dish
  2. Caesar Saladfresh wrap
  3. House Salad
  4. Soup of the Day
  5. Panini
  6. House Salad
  7. Wrap
  8. Hummus
  9. California Roll
  10. Pad Thai

So the question could be asked, if salads are what your Atlanta employees are looking for, why not make it readily available to them? Keep your employees on site and save them the delivery fees by offering fresh salads and other fresh foods (including wraps, hummus, sushi rolls, and Panini sandwiches) by placing a micro market in your break room today.

For more information on our micro market layout call Eagle Vending at 770-426-1969. One of our team members will be happy to discuss this unique program that delivers fresh and delicious food to your break room. Making your company’s most popular trend #weloveHR.

New Ways to Offer Healthier Options in Your Atlanta Break Room

In recent years nutrition has become a central issue for food retailers and consumers alike Healthy girlin Atlanta, from new policies to calorie labeling to Obama Care regulations, the food we eat and the way we label/market it is becoming a national concern. It’s creating such a buzz that Sylvia Rowe, a chair on NAMA’s (the National Automatic Merchandising Association) believes that in 10 years food law will become as popular as environmental law in the United States.

LOGO-FPIn response NAMA has revamped their National Fit Pick program, a healthy vending and micro market labeling program that is used to help vending operators and consumers identify products that meet recognized nutrition guidelines.

Fit Pick 2.0 not only identifies better for you snacks but is easy to use, with recognizable stickers, labels and clings that make it simple for your employees or your students  to recognize and pick better for you snacking options with “just in time information” at the point of purchase.

What does this mean for your Atlanta break room? It means that the nation is getting behind healthy snacking popchipssolutions and regulations are coming so why not be a leader in the revolution and ask your vendor (if you haven’t already) about healthy options available for your machines?

Below you’ll find the requirements for Fit Pick and Fit Pick Select (a stricter program designed to specifically meet school nutritional standards.

New FitPick® Nutrition Standards Per Package (Non-Schools)

fitpick table 1Note: the values listed are the upper limit and as calories decrease, the allowances for fat and sugar decrease accordingly.

FitPick SELECT Meets New Smart Snacks in School Standards

Fitpick table 2In addition to the above nutrient standards, any food sold in schools must meet at least one of the following four criteria:

  1. Be a “whole grain-rich” grain product;
  2. Have as the first ingredient a fruit, a vegetable, a dairy product, or a protein food;
  3. Be a combination food that contains at least ¼ cup fruit and / or vegetable;
  4. Contain 10% of the Daily Value (DV) of a nutrient of one of the nutrients of public health concern in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (calcium, potassium, vitamin D, or dietary fiber).*

Looking for healthier alternatives in your Atlanta break room? Look no further than Eagle Vending! Call Eagle Vending today at (770) 426-1969 for a free no obligation consultation of your break room needs!