The business of eating out at expensive and highly modern restaurants has been picking up momentum in this part of the world. The residents here often come up thronging at the late hours of the day and after getting free from the office work to these restaurants in the form of groups of families and friends and enjoy their dinner. In the supper or lunch time many companies for which people work provides complementary or reduced price food for their employees. However executives often keep themselves away from such in house food unless there is some special occasion for which some special dishes are prepared otherwise they resort to have food from good restaurants. The cost that is incurred by the companies for providing subsidized food to their employees cannot be ignored as it contains some high cost items resulting in increase in expenditures and might cause a reason for the decline in the profitability of the company. The companies through this subsidized form of food provision give employees lunch at reduced rates. This system works in a certain way. The employees are provided with lunch on daily basis and at the end of the month a small sum is deducted from their salaries. Normally the cost of such food that is incurred to the employee is only twenty to thirty percent of the cost of food.
The provision of lunch to employees on subsidized basis comes with both benefits and disadvantages to them. The benefits being the taking up of lunch without causing extra charges for the employees as normally if they eat from any other commercial place outside the organization they will end up giving a huge slice of their salary on a monthly basis. The disadvantage of such subsidized form of food provision is that of the quality of the food. If lunch is bought from outside the office the quality depends upon the price you have paid. In case such food is eaten within the company the chefs and the catering work is outsourced to a certain person who only gives their services by preparing and getting the food done on the basis of monthly salary. The items required for preparing food like meat veggies and all other items are bought by the company. There is no margin for the food preparer unlike in commercial setups where a certain margin is obtained by increasing the prices of the food items and thereby recovering the cost of the material used. For many offices who do not offer subsidized food to their employees they are left with only two options. Either they can order the food or can go in personal to such restaurants. For delivery food Dubai has restaurants who offer quick services in this regard. At the time of placement of the order on phone the order taker gives an estimate of the time that is required to deliver the order. This time is usually comprised of several minutes and the order is served within half an hour. In cases where you are deputed to some remote areas, the problems may arise. In Dubai food delivery at remote areas is done only by large restaurants who own chain of several outlets. In abu dhabi food delivery at such outskirt areas take time much higher than the normal timing. Most of the restaurants like china garden restaurant Dubai even refuse to deliver order in such isolated regions.