So many large UK companies enlist the services of corporate catering services to keep their staff fed and watered. It’s good that companies are recognising the importance of on-site refreshments, but here at Coinadrink Limited we know there is an alternative solution that may be better suited to your requirements.
Our vending machine and Micro Market services are modern-day refreshment facilities that so many companies across all industries are now experiencing. We outline some key points about our services below, before diving deep into why they may be a better option compared to using corporate catering.
Vending machines in 2021.
Chances are that your opinion of vending machines may be outdated. Today, vending remains one of the fastest growing industries, with extensive innovation you need to see to believe. In short, it’s an excellent on-site refreshment solution.
At Coinadrink, our vending machine services include hot and cold drinks, fresh food, and snacks. We also include our water coolers and dispensers. Vending machines of 2021 are incredibly flexible and advanced, with touch screen selection systems, high-quality menus, and all the latest payment facilities. They’re well designed, easy to use, and are incredibly durable and reliable, too.
The last 12 months has seen the vending industry continue to grow. Contactless vending equipment is now available to provide further peace of mind, though “traditional” vending has always entailed minimal shared touch points.
Our Micro Market.
Handled through one of our branch divisions Express Refreshments, the Micro Market is reserved for those who require more than just vending. In fact, it may be that the Micro Market may be better suited to those currently experiencing corporate catering.
The Micro Market puts a modern-day spin on workplace refreshments. It’s your very own self-service convenience store, filled with a huge variety of refreshments that are regularly replenished. Available 24/7, it is there whenever it is needed, and utilises a bespoke cashless payment terminal.
Whilst the Micro Market is best suited to larger sites, it’s incredible flexibility as a tailored refreshment solution means it can work for as little as 50-60 on-site staff. It looks great with your own corporate branding and can be tied into your breakout area to promote employee wellness at work.
But how could vending and Micro Market be a better solution than corporate catering for your business?
Corporate catering usually entails set times for them being on site, usually dinner time. The problem is that the last 12 months has seen the workplace drastically change, with different requirements and staggered working times.
Vending offers a far wider window for refreshments and is available so long as you leave the machine on. The Micro Market, meanwhile, is open 24 hours a day. Therefore, both can cater to the modern workplace, keeping your staff fed and watered around the clock.
2. A wider menu than corporate catering.
Because of limited prep areas or ease of use in transporting products to your site, their menu may not always be extensive, however.
Fresh food vending machines have developed to the point where it’s not just sandwiches on offer: wraps, rolls and even pasta and salad pots can be enjoyed. The Micro Market goes even further, with a huge variety of products for any time of day. These also include microwave meals.
Both vending and the Micro Market offer tailored options and can accommodate specific requests for healthier eating and dietary requirements.
3. More hygienic than contract catering.
The last 12 to 18 months have pushed health, safety, and hygiene to the front of our mind. Shared touch points matter to so many of us in ways they never previously did.
Corporate catering companies mean you need to interact with a chef or cashier. And because they’re only on site at certain times, it entails a big rush from your staff to get what they want.
Both vending and the Micro Market are completely unmanned, so there’s no need to encounter anyone. They also entail minimal shared touch points, with the Micro Market supplying pre-packaged products for peace of mind.
Both can be enjoyed with cashless and contactless payment methods, too.
4. Low maintenance.
Vending and the Micro Market entail extremely low maintenance on your part. We always take care of everything with the latter, including maintenance and replenishment, and you can choose to enjoy the same with a vending machine.
You haven’t got to worry about the hassle of a huge corporate catering company coming onto site: one of operators regularly attends site to restock your machine on a pre-approved schedule. You won’t even know they’re there.
We will also service your vending machine with the fastest response time in the industry should you encounter an issue.
5. Saves a huge amount of time.
The moment your corporate catering company head on site, there is a mad rush for staff to head down and get what they want. This can lead to queues whilst they are served their food and means more time away from their desk.
Vending is one of the fastest and most convenient on-site refreshment solutions around. Part of the innovation sprinkled into the industry comes in the form of dispense times, with almost all equipment delivering what you want in less than 30 seconds.
This means your team can get back to what they were doing quicker.
Arguably the most important benefit, especially for leaders and Facilities Managers, is the cost-effective nature of both vending and the Micro Market.
They contain no overheads and at Coinadrink we finance all the equipment ourselves. We offer rental, purchase, and operated agreements on our vending machines, so you’re sure to find an option that works for you. Our Micro Market could also be a more cost-effective option than corporate catering, depending on your staff number.
Speak to our sales team for more information.
Experience a better solution to corporate catering at work.
Corporate catering is far less flexible than vending and the Micro Market, which means it may not be best suited to the modern working world of today.
Between the two, vending and the Micro Market can work for all business of all sizes, across all locations. This is from a small and quiet office to a busy manufacturing site or serviced office with hundreds if not thousands of staff.
Coinadrink Limited prides itself on tailoring our services to suit requirements. Contact our team today and explore a better way to enjoy refreshments at work.
10-11, Maple Leaf Industrial Estate, Bloxwich Ln, Walsall WS2 8TF