Apple to build off-site restaurant for secret chats

Apple to build off-site restaurant for secret chats
We've known for a while that Apple loves to be very secretive with its products. Not so secret enough as to not give anything to the rumor mill, of course, but secret enough so that you never quite know what the truth actually is. The trouble is that employees like to occasionally leave the Apple campus in order to eat lunch. Now, Apple has a solution: an official off-campus restaurant strictly for employees. 

And, we do mean strictly. Apparently, although visitors are allowed in the on-campus restaurant, Cafe Mac, as long as visitors are signed in, the off-campus restaurant will only allow employees. This way, employees will be free to talk about Apple products and projects on their lunch breaks without worrying about anyone hearing something private. 

The plans for the restaurant were approved by the Cupertino Planning Commission on Tuesday. The restaurant will be just under 21,500 square feet, which is quite large, but in addition to the cafeteria, it will also house a meeting room, lounge areas, and courtyard facilities. It will be located a short walk from the current Apple campus (no word on what will happen to this property after the Apple spaceship is built) and will have a 70 space parking lot. 

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24 Comments

1. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

watch out mcdonalds... :D mc" sounds like mac just kidding..

13. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Taco restaurant. LOL! :D

16. kellkeezy

Posts: 57; Member since: Dec 17, 2011

hahahaha i see what you did there

2. GeekMovement unregistered

MacCafe

3. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Sheesh, they act like they have more secrets than North Korea and US government combined

4. appleDOESNT.com

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Instead of the herd hanging out on campus, they will migrate off campus and still hang out with just eachother?

6. JeffdaBeat unregistered

I think this is in the instance that they want to get off campus, but still want to talk freely about work. Not too odd. I remember when I was at AT&T, even when we went to the bar, we still talked about work. It happens.

9. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Does your whole identity revolve around hating Apple?

18. Mandroid

Posts: 209; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

Does yours revolve around blind devotion to them? Sure seems that way.

20. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Your name is mandroid soo...

22. Mandroid

Posts: 209; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

And? I'm not "in love" with the android OS that was just the first name to pop into my head. Unlike you....."people".....if apple ever managed to do something innovative, original. impressive, or fresh I would gladly recognize and give them their props. Hasn't happened yet soo....

21. appleDOESNT.com

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

no, only my apple hating identity revolves around it and really, don't be silly, iN real life we prolly wouldn't be friends but that just because I don't like tacos :P

5. TechDork

Posts: 402; Member since: May 10, 2010

You've got to be kidding me, right? Apple is a TECHNOLOGY company. Their turning to Apple Fast Food now? For heavens sake, sit down.

8. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

I'm going to go out on a limb and say you didn't read the article

12. akshaye.shenoi

Posts: 24; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

Ok Apple haters.. Don't start liking comments just coz they are anti-Apple. Its got to make some sense, alright? "STRICTLY FOR EMPLOYEES". I mean, grow up?

7. codymws

Posts: 237; Member since: Jun 17, 2010

iMac...Donalds.

10. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

What can they probably discuss that no one else can guess? Idiot Apple engineer 1 : Hey, lets start planning the iPhone 5! Idiot Apple engineer 2 : Yeah, we'll just take the iPhone 4, which can no longer be improved since it's made of super durable GLASS, take an iPad processor and cram it in there and... Idiot Apple engineer 1 : Wait, Doesn't the iPhone 4 already runs smoothly, since it can't do anything? Idiot Apple engineer 2 : Yeah, but the walking money bags would want to show off their phones, so we'll just put it in even thou it does nothing. and finally, we'll bump up the 5MP camera with a 8MP camera and buy some stupid app and integrate it in. Idiot Apple engineer 1 : Yeah! and all Tim Cook has to do to make it sell is just say it's better and show some flawed stats about how the Mac is no.1 selling laptop and how many activations we get! Idiot Apple engineer 2 : I Know! Let's mess with the sheep's heads, lets call it the iPhone 4S!!! They'll start speculating crap about how it stands for Siri or Steve or Something!

11. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Apple got way too much money in their hands!! Thats making them go crazy!!

14. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Samsung will build a galaxy cafe in seoul in response... To discuss on the galaxy note 2 and next exynos!

15. APPLE_ROYALLY

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 24, 2012

We like the new idear and conception® We will make ask require need have want disqus® We shall be visiting very soon® We are royally to Apple® We like that®

17. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Is that so when they lose the next prototype they maintain ownership of the property it was on for recovery purposes? Apple is really starting to come off as the embodiment of the fascist iconography they were opposing in their 1984 ad campaign. With that kind of strict policy, should we expect a man in a uniform to greet guests with a curt, "Papers, please?" 'Ze beatings vill kontinue until ze morale improves!'

19. Mandroid

Posts: 209; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

Their food will be of inferior quality, marked up 4x a leading competitors products, and you can only eat it the way apple tells you to.

23. cupcake

Posts: 106; Member since: Apr 15, 2010

Cool, a way for Apple to make money off of their employees... I wonder if it will b manditory for them to eat there.

24. x7black7x

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

what do u do at a restaurant? eat food or discuss about an next gen iphone if someone spills coffee over it what will you do? is it waterproof???

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