63% say the lunch hour is the biggest myth in office life today

31 minutes
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.


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