Healthy Vending Options for Hotel Travelers

farmer's fridge marriottWhen it comes to traveling, most of us are familiar with hotel vending machines. From a bag of chips to a chocolate candy bar, we’ve all ended up in our hotel rooms eating a rather unhealthy vending machine dinner choice. What if vending machines offered healthier options, though? Would you be more prone to frequent them? Probably, and this is exactly what Anjana Kallarackal thought when she submitted the idea to Marriott’s Travel Brilliantly campaign.

What about you? Are looking for a way to offer your customers or employees with better vending options? If so, you should definitely take advantage of today’s healthy hotel vending machines. Take for instance that you’re operating a hotel. By offering your guests with vending options that include fresh salads, fresh fruits and veggies, and even freshly cooked meats, they will be much more likely to have dinner in their rooms or in the lounge area. More importantly, they will greatly appreciate that you care about their nutrition. In return, this will boost guest loyalty.

Healthy hotel vending machines also make for an excellent way to impress your employees. Instead of them having to go out for lunch each day, they can purchase healthy foods right in the office. Being that they won’t have to go out for lunch, they will have more time to socialize with other employees, which will lead to a boost in employee morale. Offering healthy vending options to your workers will also help maintain low-rates of employee turnover. Workers will be able to see for themselves that you truly care about their health and well-being.

No matter the industry that your company operates in, it can benefit from healthy vending machines. From courthouse vending areas to daycare centers, everyone loves having access to healthier foods. Keep in mind that when offering healthy vending options, your vending machines need to be working top-notch. The heating and cooling of fresh items is extremely important, meaning you may need to invest in a higher-quality machine. With Intelligent Dispensing Solutions, you can rest assured that all of your vending machine-related matters will be attended to in the most appropriate manner. From maintenance to stocking, Intelligent Dispensing Solutions is your go-to healthy food vending service provider.

Customized and Healthy Vending

Healthy vending machines have been steadily rising in popularity over the past few years. Machines that offer snack and beverage choices that have less than 200 calories and are either chock full of whole grains or primarily contain fruits, vegetables, dairy or protein are already required in schools and this trend is trickling into the vending industry in other locations.

For vending machine operators, this increased interest in healthy vending options presents a great opportunity to differentiate yourself from the competition. While customers are still having a difficult time finding nutritious snacks on the go, they will be seeking out machines that can provide what they want.

From all of our experience, Intelligent Dispensing Solutions has also seen that machines that are technologically advanced and impressive attract more business than standard machines. Custom healthy vending machines are an ideal way to create an attractive and innovative machine to vend healthier snacks and beverages and increase your sales. Especially with fresh fruits and vegetables, vending these objects efficiently can be difficult due to irregular shapes, products that can be easily damaged, or specialized storage requirements.

Set the new trend at your vending locations and start with an exciting new vending machine!