Just as agriculture ended the age of wandering hunter-gatherer tribes, meal-delivery services liberate humanity from aimlessly searching grocery-store aisles for boxes labeled "dinner." Take a break from nomadic shopping carts with today’s Groupon: for $45, you get a business week’s worth (Monday through Friday) of pre-prepared lunches and dinners, including delivery to your office, from Fit2Go (a $95 value).
Fit2Go’s victual vagabonds deliver a menu of lunches and dinners to hungry, busy mouths at work. Foodsmiths calibrate every spread to minimize amounts of fat, sodium, and cholesterol, crafting edible combinations in accordance with the guidelines of the American Heart Association, the American Dietetics Association, and the USDA food pyramid. Each lunchtime dispatch contains a leafy salad or wrap, providing enough midday fuel to power through afternoon meetings or impromptu sumo-wrestling challenges. Silence the evening grumbles of tyrannical tummies with the heroic main course found in dinner parcels, accompanied by appetizer, side-dish, and dessert cohorts. Vegetarian options soothe herbaceous appetites with produce-rich entrees such as veggie tofu, spinach omelets, and veggie burgers, freshly harvested from blossoming patty groves.
Clients can customize their meals according to dietary restrictions, allowing those with specific tastes, allergies, or broccoli phobias to enjoy the eats without fear-reducing hypnosis. After placing orders online, deliveries start on the following Monday and arrive between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. every day throughout the week. Gratuity for meal-bearers is already included, letting customers focus on tipping their neighbors for friendly smiles and appropriately trimmed rose bushes.
Fit 2 Go Healthy Gourmet
Cesar Quintero has struggled with weight all of his life. That is, until he ditched the gimmick diets and found a way to eat nutritiously that was simple enough for him to stick with. He founded his business, Fit 2 Go Healthy Gourmet, to take the guesswork out of dining by bringing people ready-made, balanced meals. His on-staff dietician Rebecca Karousatos works with a chef to develop weekly menus that incorporate such hearty dishes as quinoa salad, turkey meatballs, spaghetti squash, mushroom chicken, and fresh vegetables. The company then packages these meals in individual microwaveable containers that preserve the meals' flavors and convince bosses to replace the break room's cast-iron stove with a microwave. Customers can place orders online or call them in, after which they can be brought to offices anywhere within the company’s delivery area.