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Lunch with Richie Top of Kiwi Wish List

22 January 2013

Lunch with Richie Top of Kiwi Wish List

More than a quarter of Kiwis surveyed named rugby star Richie McCaw as the celebrity they would most like to have lunch with, followed by broadcaster Paul Henry and supermodel Rachel Hunter.

The Domino's Survey* about the lunchtime habits of New Zealanders found that nearly a third (34%) of workers will buy lunch as an occasional treat, with more than 3 out of ten (31%) willing to splurge and spend up to $20 when they do eat out.

Eating lunch el desko is not a popular option, with a third (35%) of workers admitting they can't wait to get away from their desks for a break come lunchtime, but close to the same number (36%) of Kiwis have worked through lunch during busy periods.

Almost half of respondents take 30 minutes for lunch before heading back to the grindstone, and around a fifth (20%) of workers will only take 15 minutes - the equivalent of a short break. About one out of five (17%) of workers take a full hour whenever they can and 13% will try to drag out lunchtimes as long as possible.

When buying lunch, workers state that they prefer pizza and sushi, with most respondents saying they'd like to share their favourite slice with rugby star Richie McCaw. More than half (56%) said they would choose pizza, followed by sushi at 33% and last night's leftovers nearly a quarter (24%). The least popular lunch options are a hot baguette, followed by a healthy salad.

Eight percent of those surveyed admitted to stealing their workmates lunch saying that if it was in the communal fridge it was fair game. A further quarter (25%) say the only thing holding them back is that none of their colleagues ever bring anything worth stealing! Two thirds (66%) of workers think that a person's lunch is sacred and should be treated as such.

The celebrity most respondents would choose to share a pizza with was Richie McCaw (32%) this was followed by Paul Henry (23%) and Rachel Hunter (22%). Nearly a tenth of those surveyed they would choose to share a pizza with reality TV stars Sally and Jamie Ridge.

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