The company I work for has a subsidised restaurant. The food is not bad quality but despite the subsidy, can still work out quite expensive, so I take a packed lunch in with me every day.
About a year ago, they introduced the ‘Soup Trolley’, which is exactly what it sounds like – a trolley going around all 3 floors of the building, selling home-made soup!
The trolley service was a huge success and I was in instant fan – the hot soup particularly welcome as the office I work in is very cold due to the high settings of the air conditioning.
Many months had passed before my thick skull actually realised how much I was paying for the soup.
80p a cup, 5 days a week = £4, so on average, £16-£17 a month just on soup! No wonder the ladies on the trolley always had smiles on their faces!
I’ve not totally weaned myself off it yet and will occasionally have one, though probably not more than 3 per month.
We’re moving offices soon and we’re not sure the soup trolley will survive the move. That might be a good thing for my wallet!