Cupertino Approves New Apple-only Cafeteria

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The Cupertino Planning Commission approved Apple’s plans to build a new 21,468 square foot cafeteria in the city just for its own employees earlier this week. Apple wants to build the facility so employees have a place to eat and talk business without worrying about eavesdropping.

“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,” said Dan Whisenhunt, Apple’s director of real estate facilities. “That is a real issue today in Cupertino because we’ve got other companies here in our same business.”

Apple to build another employee-only cafeteria in CupertinoApple to build another employee-only cafeteria in Cupertino

The facility will include lounge areas, meeting rooms, and a courtyard along with the cafe services. The facility earned unanimous approval from the planning commission, according to The Mercury News.

The multi-level structure will be built at the intersection of Bandley Drive and Alves Drive, and will include a 70-space underground parking garage. To keep car traffic down, however, Apple plans to run 228 passenger trips an hour during the lunch peak to shuttle employees to the cafeteria.

This will mark the sixth employee-only cafe Apple has in Cupertino.

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do the have iTrays!


Huh, I see it has Windows.

Lee Dronick

Good one Andy


What about an iCee machine?


I wonder if there’ll be a Siri-al bar.
At this point I’m sure they’re out of fig Newtons.
Good night!


Least favorite seat color: tangerine.

Lee Dronick

At the beverage dispenser

Cream Soda Computer


Cap’n Crunch whistles as prizes at the Siri-al bar…


All community-based iPhone field tests will, in future, be restricted to locations such as this.  This way, future losses will be much more likely to properly contained to avoid embarrassment.  Ahem…  grin

> Apple plans to run 228 passenger trips an hour

So… I make that about 1 every 15 seconds, during the lunch peak.  Hmmm…



Things they won’t serve: ice cream sandwiches, gingerbread, honeycomb cereal, donuts, eclairs….

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