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Microsoft's Café 36:
Renovation Sets New Standard
in Workplace Dining
Menu authenticity and unconventional
brand identity support Microsoft's core goal
of enhancing the employee experience.
By Donna Boss
Photography courtesy of Dining at Microsoft
ver the past five years, Microsoft has been
implementing Café Lifecycle remodels on its
Redmond, Wash., campus as part of a strategy
to continuously improve and enhance the
Microsoft employee experience. "By focusing on bringing cu-
linary advancement, technology integration, innovative brands
and improved ambiance, we drive overall customer satisfaction
and employee participation," says Mark Freeman, senior man-
ager of Microsoft's Global Dining Services. "By driving our cafe
participation, we enhance Microsoft employee productivity."
By creating cafes that are compelling to company
associates, the dining services group also supports Microsoft
in its mission to attract, develop and keep the industry
sector's most sought-after talent.