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Deliveroo Launches Lame Lunch Amnesty - No More Bland Lunches On Repeat

Millions of Irish workers have fallen into a monotonous cycle when it comes to their office lunches, according to a new survey from Deliveroo. Seven in ten of the 1,500 workers polled said they were stuck in a rut with their office lunches, with 42 percent saying eating repetitive meals for lunch is a habit they fell into. The research comes as Deliveroo’s corporate offering, Deliveroo For Business, gears up for a busy September as office workers return from their summer holidays.

To give Irish workers the chance to upgrade their lunches for free from soggy sandwiches to restaurant quality food, Deliveroo is launching a Lame Lunch Amnesty today in Ireland. Office workers simply tweet a picture of their sad looking lunches to @Deliveroo_IE between 11:00am-13:00pm using the hashtag ‘LameLunch’ for the chance of getting a free lunch from Deliveroo.

Researchers found that a third of Irish workers confess to eating exactly the same thing day after day, with the average worker having a repertoire of just three meals that they rotate. Over a third said they eat the same thing because it’s fairly healthy and they are trying to stay trim.

The poll by Deliveroo, who conducted the research as part of its Lame Lunch Amnesty, revealed the most popular lunch is the humble ham sandwich, followed by cheese and tuna mayonnaise sandwiches. Buttered toast, egg sandwiches and sausage rolls were also among the dreary lunches that workers regularly eat. Irish workers have also admitted to experiencing food envy in the workplace, with four in ten workers saying they were jealous of their colleagues who had interesting and varied lunches.

Lunchtime meals prove a hot topic of conversation among the workforce, with nearly four in ten respondents saying that they discuss what everybody is eating for lunch with their colleagues. The research also found that the average worker discusses lunch options for around 13 minutes per day.

Liam Keenan, General Manager of Deliveroo Ireland, said: “This research highlights how many of the Irish workforce eat really boring, unimaginative meals for lunch on repeat. “We’re launching our Lame Lunch Amnesty this Wednesday to inspire workers to upgrade their lunches from soggy sandwiches to delicious restaurant food. We spend so much of our time sat at our desks, it’s good to mix things up and have something to look forward to at lunchtime.”

“You really don’t have to go to much effort in order to have a delicious lunch. Ordering with Deliveroo or our corporate service Deliveroo For Business means you can get some of your favourite food delivered straight to your desk within 30 minutes.”


1. Ham sandwich

2. Cheese sandwich

3. Tuna mayo sandwich

4. Egg mayo sandwich

5. Superfood salad

6. Spicy chicken wrap

7. Jacket potato with filling

8. Fish and chips

9. Leftover pasta dish

10. Caesar salad

11. Pasty

12. Prawn sandwich

13. Tuna nicoise salad

14. Tomato soup and roll

15. Microwave noodles

16. Just toast

17. Carrot and coriander soup and roll

18. Coronation chicken baguette

19. Bacon and Brie baguette

20. Minestrone soup and roll

21. Jumbo sausage roll

22. Goats cheese and cous cous salad

23. Curry

24. Beans on toast

25. Duck wrap

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