Remember: Everyone Loves Free Food

The holiday season brings with it tons of quality time spent with family and surrounded by delicious food, and who doesn’t love that? No one, that’s who. Everyone loves free food — from college students to grandparents. You may be thinking to yourself, “Sure, people love free food. I know that. What’s your point?” Well, remembering this universal truth can actually be incredibly helpful when you have to plan a meeting, book club, after school activity, or anything where people are present. If you want people to show up and stay attentive, giving them free food is a great place to start.

Providing Food Helps People Work Around Busy Schedules

Pretty much everyone these days is overbooked. Everyone agrees to do more than they probably should, and they find a way to make it work. One of the biggest obstacles for people with busy schedules is finding a time to eat. When you provide food at your event, you eliminate this scheduling barrier. If a person is coming from a meeting or activity and they’ve got to head to another one after yours, they may not know when they’re going to be able to eat. This can be incredibly distracting! (You’ve been hungry before, right?)

When You Give Your Attendees Free Food, They’ll Be Excited to Come Back

Free food is an especially powerful tool if you have a recurring meeting or activity that you host. If you establish that you’ll have something to enjoy — even a small snack or just beverages — as part of your event, your attendees will look forward to coming back again. If you’ve got a regularly occurring event, it can feel easy to skip out on one here or there, after all, people get busy. However, if you’ve got a delicious incentive waiting at each meeting, it becomes a lot more difficult to pass. Plus, sharing food together builds a sense of comradery!

Dunn Brothers Coffee Provides Catering for Your Next Big Event

We understand that value of passion and collaboration — these are fundamental parts of who we are as coffee roasters and brewers. Dunn Brothers Coffee also has a full menu of catering options to keep your meeting attendees satisfied and engaged. When you need to feed a crowd, we have you covered. To learn more about all of our catering selections, contact Dunn Brothers Coffee in Coralville, IA at 319-665-2020.