4. Panera Bread
5. HMS Host
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
Percent of expenses: 1.6 percent
Average charge: $35.35
Percent of expenses: 1.3 percent
Average charge: $16.26