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Pie and Cupcake Trucks
FactSet Research Systems' special visits from food trucks put a fresh spin on the standard free meal perks.
FactSet Research Systems' special visits from food trucks put a fresh spin on the standard free meal perks.
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These days, it's not uncommon for companies with great perks to offer employees free meals. But financial research and software firm FactSet Research Systems, based in Norwalk, Conn., ups the ante by holding regular summer barbecues and ice cream socials for its employees, plus schedules special visits from area food trucks. Just what kind of food trucks? Well, there's a pie truck, cupcake truck, Chinese food truck and even a SuperDuperWeenie truck. Can't forget the cheese truck, which putters up with such mouth-watering food options as grilled cheese sandwiches, gazpacho and watermelon. And yes, FactSet offers workers the oh-so-pedestrian daily free lunch, too. All of these tasty perks landed the company the 75th spot on Fortune's 2012 "100 Best Companies to Work For" list [source: CNN].

Company officials are only too aware of the health problems associated with overconsumption, though, so to work off all of those calories, there's also a complimentary gym on the premises [source: Matthews].


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