Vending machines are synonymous with unhealthy snacking.
Seeking to change this perception, the family-owned Dublin Meat Company has created a vending machine offering for those looking for a healthy and balanced lunch or snack option.
The company introduced the new machines recently and says that it has seen a massive uptake in their use.
The Fit Food Ready Meals come in 11 flavours, are clean, macro friendly, low calorie and MSG-free, and are microwaveable in four minutes. Nine of the 11 options are gluten-free, and the meals are made exclusively for Dublin Meat Company.
The range of fresh products available to vend includes soups, such as healthy potato and leek, and protein pots that range from low calorie chicken tikka to fully portioned whole wheat penne bolognese.
The vending machines are built for every environment, whether it is offices, gyms, schools, hospitals, colleges, factories, train stations or airports.
“We began a same-day delivery service in Dublin last year through our online shop and noticed that the majority of our orders were for our Fit Food products - and most were being delivered to offices,” said Brian O’Leary, owner of Dublin Meat Company.
“Moving into the vending arena was the next logical step for us, especially with the focus on wellness and on offering healthy food options in the workplace.”
Tap To Go
Fit Food vending machines are currently being used in Ryanair offices, Beaumont Hospital, and in St Michael’s School in Ballsbridge, as well as in Salesforce offices.
“We have also developed a range of Fit Food protein pots and soups that can be sold through the machines to give people smart snacking options on the go,” said O’Leary.
“And we have partnered with our friends in Everest snacks to provide a range of breakfast options," he added.
All our machines are equipped with tap and go payment technology, as well as cash payment options. Dublin Meat Company takes care of everything – we deliver the machines, we stock them daily, we maintain them and deliver a full launch plan, including free tastings, to make sure the new initiative is a success for everyone.”
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