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Customer Case Study:
Circa of America

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Circa of America
Editha Clemena, Compliance Coordinator & Payroll

Employees: 150
Industry: Apparel Manufacturing
Three words to describe Byte: Convenient, Great Customer Service, Food Variety
Favorite Items: Chicken Caesar Wrap, Hard Boiled Eggs, Blue Bottle Coffee, Kombucha

“Our employees are so happy that they don’t have to go out to eat anymore.”


 PROBLEM:

Circa designs and produces some of the finest leather goods in America. They operate in a100,000 sq. ft. facility and are the largest leather goods factory in the United States. Circa faced a few food problems for their 150 person team:

  • The manufacturing employees only get 30 minutes for a meal break so fast access to good food was important.
  • Their building location was not walking distance to any appealing food options. Many employees would pack and bring their own food, but if someone didn’t plan ahead, there wasn’t time to go offsite to get a quick meal.

Circa wanted to find a solution to bring convenient, healthy food to both their office and manufacturing staff.

SOLUTION:

The Byte sales team connected with Editha, Circa’s Compliance & Payroll Coordinator. The team visited the Circa office to share an overview of the service and provide food samples from some of the local suppliers they work with. The Circa team was impressed with the taste and quality of the food. Editha explained, “after the tasting, our exec team was onboard right away — they really liked the food and wanted Byte as a convenient option because they would always forget to pack a lunch.”

RESULTS:

Today, almost everyone in the Circa office eats from Byte at least once a day. The #1 comment Editha receives from her team is that they’re “so happy they don’t have to go out to eat anymore.”

While Byte is a success today, the relationship began with a few challenges. At the beginning, Circa was concerned with the amount of food that was being delivered. Byte Client Success team was able to make adjustments to Circa’s food mix and delivery frequency to ensure the supply was meeting demand. Editha says, “the Byte team has been very responsive and has gone the extra mile to make sure that the Circa team is happy. Today, the Byte team has a strong and supportive relationship with us and I can’t speak more highly of their service. ”

One factor that makes Circa’s fridge such a success is that they subsidize the food for their employees by 25% Monday – Thursday and by 75% all day on Fridays. This is a great perk that they’re able to offer employees, and has helped with the engagement of Byte across the company.


Interested in offering Byte to your employees? Learn more about how Byte works and connect with our team today!

sales-team@bytefoods.co | 415-747-1991

 

Customer Case Study:
Kaiser Permanente

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Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center
Julie Marr, Nutritional Services Manager

Employees: 1,700
Industry: Medical
Three words to describe Byte: Healthy, Easy, Innovative
Favorite Items: Urban Remedy Salads, Perfect Bars, & Noosa Yogurt

“Byte is perfect for a hospital. People’s breaks are short, they can’t go far and we tend to want to take care ourselves.”


PROBLEM:

Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center is a state-of-the-art facility providing everything from emergency to primary care to its members. The location has over 1,700 employees rotating through each day plus patients and visitors. Kaiser faced a few food problems:

  • Many staff members only get 30 minutes for a meal break so convenient access to good food is important. 30 minutes is often not enough time to go out for food or eat a meal in the cafeteria.
  • While Kaiser does have a cafeteria onsite, it closes at 7:00 PM on weekdays and 1:30 PM on weekends leaving many people without food options. Patients, staff and guests needed an option for meals after the cafe closed.
  • The cafeteria food options are not always delicious or desirable.

SOLUTION:

Employees had given feedback highlighting the lack of choices for healthy food in the area and were looking for an easy solution to get a meal. Julie, Kaiser’s Nutritional Services Manager, was familiar with Byte from a previous employer and knew it would be the prefect fit!

“I knew Byte would be a fit for a few reasons,” Julie explained. “#1 is the food. All of the items are things people would buy at a Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s. The food is high quality from recognizable brands and is something that people feel good about eating. #2 is that the machine is easy to use. You just swipe your card, there is no cash exchange involved.  And #3 is the Byte team. They are all very responsive and any issues we’ve experienced have been resolved that same day or very next morning. It’s amazing that our fridges can be restocked 4-5 days a week if needed!”

RESULTS:

Since launching, Byte has become a growing part of the Kaiser community. Currently, Byte has fridges in 6 separate Kaiser buildings in San Francisco. “I want Byte to be successful because I feel like it’s a good service for the people who work here,” said Julie. “I’m invested to make it successful because I understand the big problem it’s solving.”

Julie has loved expanding Byte throughout the Kaiser locations and has received a ton of positive feedback. “I’ve had so many people come to me and express that they are happy that there is now an options for them. From doctors, to patients – I see them using it all the time.”

Kaiser Permanente makes an effort to promote a healthy lifestyle and Byte helps the company achieve their goal by providing fresh, healthy and accessible food to patients, staff and guests, anytime of day.


Interested in offering Byte to your employees? Learn more about how Byte works and connect with our team today!

sales-team@bytefoods.co | 415-747-1991

 

The Gigantic Strides Behind Mammoth Bar

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What happens when you set out to make a protein bar, but decide to leave all weird ingredients out? We invited Mammoth Bar’s co-founders Anthony Ostland and Mike Winchell into Byte to find out!

Inspired by the idea of genuine nutrition and the popular paleo diet, Anthony and Mike wanted people to have access to healthy food without having to sacrifice convenience. These two friends got tired of not being able to find healthy bars, so they went back home to make their own; knowing that there were countless other unsatisfied people in their exact same position. Fueled by their passion and drive for helping people, Anthony and Mike shortly swapped their house kitchen for a certified facility and spent the next three years testing and creating the recipes used in their four bars today.

Anthony and his team have managed to return the real meaning to snacks: a fresh small portion that satisfies your hunger, lifts you up and allows you to continue with your daily activities in an energetic way. Each Mammoth Bar is made with less than 10 ingredients, all of which are raw and organic and come directly from mother nature itself. We are excited to continue tasting Anthony’s creations with no “Caseinate”, “Glycerine” or any other laboratory slang on any of these bars’ ingredients list. Simply straightforward real food.


Look for these Mammoth Bar flavors stocked in your Byte fridge!

Almond Vanilla: Nutrient-dense sprouted almonds paired perfectly with pure vanilla beans.

Cashew Cinnamon: Buttery cashews, sweet dates, and coconut flakes.

Macadamia Coconut: Rich and creamy macadamia nuts and coconut flakes team-up to bring this classic combination to life.

A First Look at Byte’s New Menu Screen

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This week Byte rolled out several new features designed to enhance customer experience. Read on to learn more!

1. Meet the New Byte Tablet 

It’s time consuming to pick up food, read the labels and determine what to buy – especially if you’re looking for items that are gluten free, dairy free or vegetarian.

To help solve the problem, we’ve designed a new tablet experience where customers can easily see each product available in the fridge, read the nutrition and ingredient lists and even filter food by meal categories and common food allergies.

Browse all the products currently stocked in the fridge:

Easily navigate by product type:

Filter food by dietary preferences and common food allergies: 

Tap to read product details, nutritional information and ingredient list:

Head over to your fridge, tap the tablet and learn how easy it is to find the food you want. We hope this update makes your experience navigating food options even easier.

 


 

2. What’s in Stock 

Want to know what is stocked in your Byte fridge, right this second? The newly re-designed “What’s in Stock” website shows live inventory of what’s stocked in your fridge, conveniently from the comfort of your desk.

See when your fridge was last restocked and easily search for items:

Browse and filter through items using meal categories:

Click into each product to view product details, nutritional information and ingredient list:

To access What’s in Stock, click your unique link at the bottom of any Byte receipt email. Tip! Bookmark What’s in Stock so you can easily find and access each day.


We hope these new updates make your experience with Byte better and invite you to contact us anytime with feedback or suggestions on how we can better serve you. Simply email hello@bytefoods.co

~Team Byte

A Look Behind IOTA’s Tiny, Mighty Seeds

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IOTA is not your average sunflower seed. The hand roasted kernels are produced in small batches using the finest ingredients to create three clean flavors – Classic, Kettle and Umami. IOTA has quickly become a Byte five-star rated snack – beloved by employees, athletes and toddlers alike.

Designer Johanna Creighton, business expert Malia Moseley and freestyle skiing Olympic gold medalist Jonny Moseley are the founding brains behind IOTA. It took the team two years to get the flavors, packaging and design dialed in to perfection. The seeds come in unique packaging, a spouted pouch, making it simple for children, athletes and those on the go to pour the tiny kernels directly into their mouth. A truly enjoyable snacking experience!

These powerful sources of energy are low on the glycemic index, have 50% more protein than an egg and more nutrients per calorie than a pumpkin seed, walnut or almond. IOTA seeds are better for you than traditional sugary and salty treats and are slowly digested absorbed and metabolized; allowing you to feel satisfied and energized to keep you going all day long.

Byte Foods loves partnering with innovative artisans and brands like IOTA in order to bring you high quality and delicious food, whenever you need it. Just grab an IOTA pouch and experience the flavor, crunch and nutritional benefits of this super food!