According to a news release, while lunch hours were once used to run errands or recharge employees’ batteries, more than 50% of employees surveyed report they now take 30 minutes or less for lunch in an effort to get more work done.
More than 60% of office workers surveyed said the 60-minute lunch is the biggest myth of office life.
In addition, 58% of respondents admitted to eating lunch at their desks while continuing to work. More than half said they spend their lunch eating, running errands, shopping online and checking e-mails.
KFC’s survey of more than 1,000 office workers was conducted by Impulse Research in May 2006.