Average lunch break time in 2005
American workers today are taking less
time for lunch than they used to. 55% of workers take half an hour
or less, according to a 2005 study by Grand Rapids, Mich.-based
office furniture maker Steelcase. More than half of employees take
30 minutes or less to eat, according to a survey of more than 1,000
workers on behalf of KFC (via USA Today).
Workers in 2005 were spending 14%
less time breaking for lunch - 31 minutes - compared with 1996, when
workers spent an average of 36 minutes a day for lunch.