Deskbound lunches become the norm

17 August 2004
Deskbound lunches become the norm

Leisurely lunches seem to be a thing of the past, with more office workers taking lunch at their desks, according to a recent survey.

The survey, by restaurant bookings website, found that 96% of its members regularly eat at their office desks, while one-quarter admitted to never escaping their workplace for lunch.

Toptable found that the business lunch was also in decline, with 84% of its members claiming that they did not take clients to lunch as regularly as they used to.

Karen Hanton, managing director and founder of Toptable, said: "With potential lunchtime diners spending an increasing amount of time at their desks, this news may prompt more restaurants to consider introducing ‘express' lunch menus and special offers to entice people out of the office."

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