April 30, 2021
Google is scrapping its famous, lavish staff buffets as its reopens its offices, but employees can still get free food
By Grace Dean for Insider’s London | Photography by MediaNews Group/The Mercury News via Getty Images
Google is well known for its staff perks, and has been credited with starting the trend of high-quality, free corporate catering.
When staff return to the office post-pandemic, they’ll be able to get their free food again – just not from Google’s famous buffet.
The company’s cafeterias are moving from buffet style to boxed, grab-and-go meals and individually packaged snacks, it told The New York Times.
It would also close its massage rooms and fitness centers, and suspend shuttle bus services.