Schlotzsky’s® Partners with Brian Baumgartner for the Ultimate Work From Home Lunch Upgrade
Schlotzsky’s is Giving Away 5,000 Free Lunches and a Chance to Virtually Dine with Your Favorite Office Mate
Atlanta, GA -
November 17, 2020
In March, millions of American workers traded in their cubicles and commutes
for couches and corner (of the bedroom) offices. While working from home does
come with certain perks like a sweatpants-only dress code, one of the many
drawbacks has been a less than desirable lunch experience for those who had
become accustomed to freebie workplace snacks and catered lunch meetings.
According to new research from fast casual restaurant brand
Schlotzsky’s, America is feeling the lunchtime blues. Half
(50%) of remote workers say they don’t look forward to lunch as much as they
did when working at the office and 52% report they are running out of ideas
for what to eat for lunch while working from home. Thirty-one percent say
their WFH lunches are ‘nothing to brag about’ and 36% say their mother would
be ashamed if she knew what they ate for lunch most days.
To combat this lackluster lunch trend, Schlotzsky’s is announcing their “Work
From Home Lunch Upgrade” campaign to give away 5,000 free lunches and a chance
to dine virtually with one of America’s favorite
Office-mates. Brian Baumgartner, best known for playing Kevin on the
American version of The Office has partnered with Schlotzsky’s for
“I am a really big lunch guy so when the opportunity came up to work with
Schlotzsky’s I was all in,” said Baumgartner. “Their sandwiches are delicious
and select locations even serve chili if you know what I’m saying.”
“Like a lot of other things in this pandemic, the lunch hour has really taken
a hit for those working remotely,” said Seth Freeman, Vice President,
Marketing, Schlotzsky’s. “These days folks are at home juggling work and a
million other things so this is an opportunity to treat our fans with exactly
what they need right now – lunch on us – a craveable meal that they can look
forward to enjoying.”
How it works:
From November 18 - November 20, the first 5,000 people to tweet
or post on Facebook with an image of your pitiful WFH (work from home) lunch
and include the hashtag #wfhlunchupgrade and #entry will receive a free
lunch* on us.
- Schlotzsky’s will DM you a unique promo code.
Download the Schlotzsky’s app and click “Promo Code”
to redeem a free lunch.
Every entry will trigger a donation to
, the largest anti-hunger organization in Texas, on behalf of Schlotzsky’s.
Up to 5,000 meals** will be donated.
Ten lucky entrants will win a virtual lunch with Brian Baumgartner who
played the lovable Kevin in The Office. We can’t wait to see what his cold
open might be to this ultra-feast.
*Free lunch includes a small sandwich, chips and a small drink. OFFER
AVAILABLE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. Redemption codes available up to the stated
limit to first participants who send their post. Must be 18 or older.
Redemption codes valid at participating Schlotzsky’s restaurants in the
United States. Menu items subject to availability. Limit 1 redemption code
per person per eligible Twitter account or Facebook account. Redemption code
cannot be activated after December 2, 2021 and will expire three (3) days
after activation. May not be used with other coupons, promotions, or special
offers. Void if reproduced, altered, or shared and where prohibited. Will
not be replaced if lost or stolen. Not redeemable for cash. Additional
restrictions apply, see terms and conditions at:
find a Schlotzsky’s near you, visit schlotzskys.com.
**A cash donation for the equivalent value of up to 5,000 meals will be
donated to Feeding Texas.
About the Survey
M Booth conducted a 10-minute online survey among n=1,001 Americans 18+
living in the United States. The survey is weighted to be nationally
representative as it relates to age, gender, household income,
race/ethnicity and region. This includes a sample of 401 newly remote
workers (those who did not primarily work remotely before the pandemic but
are now). The survey was conducted using a third party vendor and completed
between November 3rd and November 10th, 2020. The margin of error for the
total sample at the 95% confidence interval is +/- 3.1 percentage points.
The margin of error for remote workers is +/- 4.9 percentage points.
About Feeding Texas
Feeding Texas leads a unified effort for a hunger-free Texas. As a network
of 21 food banks serving all 254 counties in the state, we work
collaboratively to ensure adequate nutritious food for our communities,
improve the health and financial stability of the people we serve, and
engage all stakeholders in advocating for hunger solutions. Feeding Texas
provides food for today, connects families to resources for tomorrow and
looks for long term solutions to ensure food for a lifetime.
Schlotzsky’s® is a fast-casual restaurant franchise that started in 1971 and
is home to The Original® oven-baked sandwich. The brand started in Austin,
Texas and the made-to-order menu options still include bold flavors and
fresh ingredients inspired by the food scene in Austin. All 300+ restaurants
are serving delicious hot sandwiches on sourdough buns baked from scratch
each day, specialty pizzas and fresh salads. Plus, many locations offer
warm, oven-baked Cinnabon cinnamon rolls. Check us out online at
www.schlotzskys.com to find a store near you. Connect with