Apple gets green light for new, secure 21,468-square-foot cafeteria in Cupertino

“Apple Inc. is building another place to feed its legion of employees. The pervasive high-tech giant received city approval to construct a new 21,468-square-foot cafeteria exclusively for Apple workers,” Matt Wilson reports for The San Jose Mercury News.. “The Cupertino Planning Commission gave the project unanimous final approval Tuesday night.”

“Cupertino residents and Apple-loving tourists, however, can forget about dining at the cafeteria,” Wilson reports. “The eatery will be a place for employees to freely talk business without fear of eavesdropping from competitors. ‘We like to provide a level of security so that people and employees can feel comfortable talking about their business, their research and whatever project they’re engineering without fear of competition sort of overhearing their conversations,’ Dan Whisenhunt, Apple’s director of real estate facilities, said at Tuesday’s meeting. ‘That is a real issue today in Cupertino because we’ve got other companies here in our same business.'”

Wilson reports, “The project site is located on the northeast corner of Bandley and Alves drives, near a hotel currently in construction. A majority of the offices in the area are occupied by Apple.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]

4 Comments

  1. I wish all these people who think Apple should open factories here in the US should read this story and stop thinking how nice life would and how many people can be paid to spy to help other companies get ahead of Apple.

  2. I wonder how they screen their food service employees. I find it hard to believe that they could get bus boys to sign and keep a non-disclosure agreement for 10 dollars an hour. What are your thoughts?

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