Food Truck Friday Rolls Back Into LinkedIn for Summer
June 7, 2013
There are a number of things that signify the beginning of summer – warm weather, longer days, family vacations. At LinkedIn’s headquarters in Mountain View, we associate the sights and sounds of summer with the rumble of trucks and the delicious smell of various ethnic cuisine. That’s right, it’s officially time for Food Truck Friday at LinkedIn!
As one of the LinkedIn “Food Fellas”, I’ve always had a passion for food. Cooking and sharing a meal with other people should be a communal experience, and it’s that way of thinking that inspired Food Truck Friday.
Starting today and every Friday until Labor Day, we are welcoming food trucks at our headquarters for the third annual installment of Food Truck Friday! We’ll be hosting some of the Bay Area’s best food trucks in the parking lot of our Mountain View campus. This Friday we’ll kick things off with these awesome food trucks: Bao & Bowl, Curry Up Now, Eat On Monday, Sanguchon, O Mi Ninja, and Taqueria Angelica’s.
Our food program greatly benefits LinkedIn as a company. Programs like Food Truck Friday are an efficient way for our employees to have lunch, since they would otherwise spend time away from campus hunting down good grub. In addition to being convenient, LinkedIn's food program also helps foster a collaborative environment and enables us to build intra-company professional connections. Alongside all the great food that we have on Food Truck Fridays, the most important item we serve – one that’s not found on any of the truck’s menus – is the sense of community that comes from having programs like this on campus.
One of the big differences from previous Food Truck Fridays is, well, all of us! LinkedIn continues to grow as a company, so this year we’re excited to add an additional truck. We’ll have a total of six trucks to feed the hundreds of employees on campus and to provide more variety.
Every year, I get rave reviews from employees about our food trucks, and I have no doubt these local food trucks will exceed our expectations again.