Here are a few of the media outlets that have reported on the death of lunch in the past few years: The Seattle Times. The Telegraph. The Guardian. Marketwatch. BBC. Forbes.
Mainly, these articles refer to the business lunch—business people have stopped drinking midday martinis and started eating working lunches—typing with one hand, eating with the other hand and holding the phone with another hand.
Oops. You can see we already have a problem. We’re overbooked.
Anyway, even though I usually eat lunch at my desk (I’m doing it now) I disapprove of it. I believe we think better, work smarter and more creatively when we take a break from the grind to eat, think about what we’re eating and converse with other humans.
Both restaurants offer some familiar-sounding lunch foods—hamburgers and fried chicken—but both places are truly chef-driven so expect creative innovation on the usuals as well as entirely new inventions.
Take a break to open your mind and your mouth.