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ISS Guckenheimer creates new foodservice model for the hybrid workplace

The B&I provider launches Flexible Food Solutions to feed workers wherever they are.
Guckenheimer's new Market concept
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Pandemic restrictions are lifting, but the workplace changes left in their wake are predicted to stick around long term. Employees are working remotely or coming into offices in alternate shifts, and pre-COVID corporate cafeterias are no longer addressing all their needs.

Earlier this month, foodservice provider ISS Guckenheimer launched Flexible Food Solutions to support this new hybrid work environment.

The program, targeted at Guckenheimer’s more than 4,000 corporate customers in 34 states, has four components that can operate as standalone models or in combination with each other.

To address remote workers, At Home aims to foster engagement through offerings such as virtual cooking demos, winemaker dinners, a children’s educational series and seasonal gift boxes.

The other three components offer more adaptable onsite programs. Market is a modular foodservice solution that can move into locations on corporate campuses where a retail outlet is needed, while Beyond provides employees with curated pop-ups, repurposed pickup areas and multiple mobile access points.

Shift is designed to provide foodservice to manufacturing plants, data centers, call centers and warehouses where employees work in shifts around the clock.

“Through Flexible Food Solutions, we are taking the opportunity to become more agile to better serve our clients as they return to the workplace, while staying true to our core of supporting employee needs and a healthy workforce,” Paul Fairhead, CEO of ISS Guckenheimer, said in a statement.

The new program is in sync with Guckenheimer’s culinary mission of partnering with farmers, chefs and producers to offer top local ingredients and health-forward meals.

 

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