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Subway Tops McDonald's as No. 1 Worker Lunch Spot

Subway Tops McDonald's as No. 1 Worker Lunch Spot
Photograph by Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

Let’s face it: More often than not these days, a working lunch involves footlongs, not oysters and martinis. Between attending meetings and watching late-night reruns of Friends in a midrange hotel, most businesspeople are catching quick meals at fast-food joints, cafeterias, and airports. So much for glamour. Clearly people are not taking full advantage of their expense accounts.

In the first quarter, Subway beat McDonald’s as the most popular lunch spot for workers, according to Certify, an expense report management software company, based on 1.96 million U.S. expense receipts from the first three months of the year. The sandwich chains were followed by Starbucks.