Amazon Banana Stand

  • Amazon and Apple don’t offer employees free food as a workplace benefit.
  • Free food is a popular perk among Silicon Valley giants — but the trend is starting to get major legislative pushback.
  • Apple does run a highly subsidized cafeteria at its Cupertino, California headquarters.
  • Employees at Amazon’s Seattle base typically grab food at on-campus cafés, nearby restaurants, or the ever-present fleet of food trucks.

Amazon and Apple both bucked the Silicon Valley trend of providing employees with free food.

And now that California localities have begun introducing legislation meant to curtail free meals and boost local eateries, we might see more tech giants beginning to follow suit.

Let’s take a look at how employees stay fueled throughout the day at Amazon and Apple: 

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Apple’s signature dining space is the massive cafeteria in its Cupertino, California headquarters. The four-story space can hold 4,000 employees.

Source: Business Insider

And now, the cafeteria’s massive glass doors can slide open to let light and fresh air stream into the buildings on sunny days.

But this striking setting doesn’t offer up any free lunches.

Source: Business Insider

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