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.