SumoSalad joins Menulog network
Sumo Salad co-founder and CEO Luke Baylis said the partnership reflects a growing demand for healthier foods.
“One of our major goals is to make better food choices more readily available. We want to take Australia off the podium of being one of the world’s fattest nations and encourage socially responsible private enterprise as a solution,” he said.
SumoSalad pointed to research that found over two thirds of Australians are not meeting the recommended intake of vegetables, with ‘convenience’ attributed as one of the major factors.
The health food chain joins Menulog’s network of over 9000 food companies across Australia.
“We’re excited to start our partnership with stores in NSW and VIC, with the view to expand in coming months,” said Rory Murphy, commercial director, Menulog.
According to McCrindle Research, four per cent of Australians bring lunch from home every day, leading the average employee to spend $18.52 on lunches, snacks and beverages during the workday every week.
Research also shows that the workday is getting busier, with 28 per cent of the labour force eating lunch ‘al desko’, rather than sitting down with co-workers or leaving the office.
QSR chains and food delivery companies alike have noted a rise in lunchtime orders, and some, spotting an underserved market, have expanded their offerings to include more convenient lunch options.
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