Third-party deliverer Sharebite has partnered with real estate company Vornado to be the exclusive provider of group food orders to the New York City office buildings Vornado owns.
Through Sharebite's platform, employees can order from restaurants such as Sweetgreen and Cava without a delivery fee, according to a news release. Meals are delivered to Sharebite Stations located in building lobbies, where they can then be picked up by employees.
“Sharebite’s goal is simple, and it’s to provide workplaces with an easy solution for food ordering,” Mohsin Memon, the company’s president, said in the release. “However, we’d like to take that a step further and find solutions for not only food ordering but for getting companies up and running, getting employees back in the office and providing local restaurants with more opportunities as they continue to heal.”
The rise of telework during the pandemic has had a prolonged impact on how employees dine. A recent survey by software company Skynova found that more teleworkers are ordering delivery or cooking for themselves than going out to eat.
Sharebite, which was developed specifically for workplaces, said demand for its contactless services has seen a “significant increase” in recent months as more employees have returned to their offices.