7 Companies With The Best Food Perks [Infographic]

Who among us doesn't enjoy a good meal -- and it's even better if it's free or at least doesn't cost a lot.

Workers on Wall Street have long enjoyed free food as a perk that goes with the job. The rationale behind the benefit is really rather simple: Instead of being out on the streets of Manhattan, fishing up something to eat, busy stock and bond traders are able to stay behind their desks making deals -- and money.

Ultimately, a well-fed employee is likely a happier, more productive employee. And that may be why many Silicon Valley companies have started offering their workers free meals as a perk, too, in addition to many other office amenities.

Despite the sluggish economy and the nation's stubbornly high unemployment rate, many high-tech firms are struggling to fill many types of information technology jobs, such as software programmers.

Whether it's catered breakfasts, lunches or even dinners, savvy firms such as Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and others have included meals as a way to attract and keep the best and brightest employees on board. To paraphrase a well-worn saying: The way to employees' hearts is through their stomachs.

To get a taste of how some of Silicon Valley's best-known high-tech companies tantalize their workers with eatable perks, check out out this roundup, compiled by ResumeBear:

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PS -- How can we all get jobs like David Schepp? Bet he can't push a shopping cart over a curb.

November 01 2011 at 5:23 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Well done, David Schepp -- you got paid for doing nothing again! Headline says Seven Companies -- none are listed -- with the best food perks, and again no specifics are listed. Where is the content of your article, David Schepp? Oh, it's somewhere else, on another site, not really contained in your article. Thanks again!!

November 01 2011 at 5:21 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I worked where my boss wanted me to pay for the cups to get a drink of water? Didn't get anything free there!!

October 31 2011 at 1:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

The EPIC HQ is right down the road from me and my former neighbor worked there. They do snacks and have great food brought in from the area for meals at ridiculously low prices. And apparently they aren't teeny tiny portions either.

October 31 2011 at 12:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I didn't see TALLUTO'S from Folcroft, Pa.

October 31 2011 at 10:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
tyrique watkins

when i worked at wendy's they be givin out free **** to the employees at lunch bruh

October 31 2011 at 9:06 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

It's SILICON Valley, not Silicone...

October 31 2011 at 3:27 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Of course these are heavily tech-oriented where people are routinely expected to work over 8hrs/day Chattel slavery, even at extremely or even obscenely high wages, with perks, is still slavery. Also often permitted is playing of computer games for recreation giving both panem et circenses to the hoi polloi of coders, programmers and at times nearly sociopathic control-freak employers -wry grin! Not saying these particular ones are like that, but most likely those wannabes trying to imitate them will take this tack to control their people.

October 31 2011 at 12:31 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

And to think my employees settle for donut Wendsday and pizza Friday.

October 30 2011 at 8:54 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Supplying the Brokers with food to keep them at their desk making deals? Come on, I don't believe for a minute that these guys are that busy and don't step away from their desks to each their lunch. They aren't working on an assembly line and I'm sure they enjoy their lunch.

I spent some time at IBM's offices in Hawthorne NY several years ago. They were served gourmet meals, their "lunch room" had carving stations, jumbo shrimp cocktail, pies and cakes galore, several different entree choices. On top of that the view from the lunch room was as good as any restuarant I've had the opportunity to go to.

October 30 2011 at 7:04 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

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