cafeterias

In fact, as befits a market-driven company, the cafeteria has pricing based on demand; if you go during peak hours, you pay more. (“François, we’re having a run on meatloaf — quick, raise our ask!”) It’s a very different system — and self-consciously so — from what exists at another corporate dynamo, Google, which ranks No. 1 again on Fortune’s list and where all kinds of foods are famously free. “Different culture,” Galen says. “I could take it out of your paycheck and put it into the café, or I can put it in your paycheck and give you the choice to go to Shake Shack. We prefer the latter.” [Fortune, earlier]

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