What’s Your Lunch Persona?

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We’ve been researching lunch culture a lot of late and we stumbled across an a-meow-zing discovery: it turns out you can tell a lot about a person from their lunch. So we’ve put together a list of 10 different lunch personas (using cats as examples, obviously) to help you identify the colleagues that sit before you and to guide you away from dangerous lunchtime trends! 

The Late luncher.

This is the type of guy who always leaves lunch until they’re extremely hangry. You know, that person who says they don’t care where they eat but decline anywhere and everywhere you suggest! The lesson: make sure you get lunch when you’re good and ready, be-furr it’s too late.


Skipping lunch.

You’ll find this lunch persona in most offices across the world; they’ll be the one in the corner, back turned to everyone else and sitting in total silence. Other symptoms of skipping lunch include stress, tiredness and quite often a ball and chain linking them inseparably to their desk. If you want to be feline fine, then certainly don’t skip lunch!

no lunch

Lunch box luncher.

The Lunch Box Luncher is an extremely popular lunch persona, but that doesn’t mean it’s always a good choice. I mean, a lot of people also highly rate Ewan McGregor’s rendition of “Your Song” in Moulin Rouge which goes to show you can’t trust the general consensus. Think outside the box; go out and find a new lunch destination!


Desk luncher.

This is the height of sad lunches – the desk lunch! We’re afraid to say the Desk Luncher spends most of his time in the solitude of their office and seeks lunchtime entertainment on Buzzfeed and Youtube with a miserable bowl of couscous.

Desk Lunch

Double luncher.

Some people don’t quite know when enough is enough do they? This is the double luncher. They’ve been heard saying things like “that last burrito was hours ago. Anyone want anything from the cafe?” We must admit though, we are rather partial to a double lunch every now and again!


Fancy luncher.

Ever ordered a starter or dessert with your lunch? Or maybe a glass of wine and an espresso to finish? Well then you’re most likely a Fancy Luncher, like this feline!


Healthy luncher.

You’ll find this cat ordering a bowl of leaves over fried chicken any day of the week. We’re not saying don’t eat healthily, but balance that diet out: tuna salad on a Monday, followed by a Back St. Diner burger and dirty fries the rest of the week. Purrfect.


The Early Luncher.

An early lunch is pretty much self-sabotage. Okay, you’ll head back to the office feeling pretty chipper around 11.30am, but just wait for that afternoon crash. You’re going to need some serious snacks if you want to avoid a cat-astrophe. The lesson here: a good lunch comes to those who wait!

early lunch

The Super Fast Luncher.

Fast and furious, this luncher devours food without even tasting it. If you want to check if someone you know is a super fast luncher, just wave a piece of fried chicken under their nose – they’ll gnaw it to the bone in seconds! But you should savour the flavour! How does the old saying go? You can’t rush a good lunch right? So don’t be a super fast luncher like this cat; take it easy and slow it down a notch – your lunch will taste a lot better.


The Liquid Luncher.

Now don’t get us wrong, there are few things better in this world than sneaking off from the office at the end of the week for a couple of lunchtime beers. The problem is the aftermath; the tired afternoon, the lack of concentration, the desire just to get back in the comfy pub armchair and put your feet up with one more pint of the good stuff. Our advice: grab tapas or a portion of dirty fries if you’re partial to a lunchtime drink! You won’t regret it!


So what’s your lunch persona? Let us know by tweeting us at @BetterLunchProj!

No cats were harmed in the making of this post and all images were responsibly sourced from the mighty giphy

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