Forget business negotiations over elaborate dinners and wine. Today, business people are spending company cash on fast and cheap food.
Starbucks and McDonald’s top the list of most-expensed restaurants in a survey released Tuesday by Certify, an expense-management software company.
The average expensed meal was $18.72 in the third quarter, up from $16.72 in the second quarter. Of the top five expensed restaurants, Panera was the restaurant where people spent the most – $35.35 per meal. The cheapest was McDonald's, where expensed meals averaged $7.45.
Of course, spending patterns differed by region. While Starbucks remained on top in most cities, in New York, orders on Seamless reigned supreme, representing 7% of all expenses on average.
Check out the slideshow below to find out which restaurants are making the most off of hungry corporate workers.
Percent of expenses: 4.9 percent
Average charge: $9.51
Percent of expenses: 3 percent
Average charge: $7.45
Percent of expenses: 1.9 percent
Average charge: $14.09
4. Panera Bread
Percent of expenses: 1.6 percent
Average charge: $35.35
5. HMS Host
Percent of expenses: 1.3 percent
Average charge: $16.26