Edenred is a leader in the meal and food voucher market in all the countries where Ticket Restaurant® or Ticket Alimentación® are issued.
2012 marks the 50th anniversary of Ticket Restaurant®, the very first meal coupon created in France by the Group in 1962, which employees can use to buy lunch outside their workplace in an affiliated restaurant or other foodservice outlet of their choice.
This solution is an alternative to corporate catering structures,
particularly for small and medium-sized companies, and helps to foster employee loyalty by offering them a real lunch break and access to healthy food.
The employer's financial contribution to the meal, which covers all or part of the face value of the voucher, is most often partially exempt of social charges or tax, while for employees, this benefit is usually exempt of income tax.
Ticket Alimentación® increases beneficiaries' purchasing power, while guaranteeing access to healthy food, not only for the employees, but for their families too.
These vouchers can be used to purchase foodstuffs
and essential goods in affiliated superstores
and from local merchants.
First launched by Edenred in 1983 in Mexico, this solution has since spread to other Latin American countries, including Brazil, and was more recently introduced in a number of central European countries, such as Bulgaria.
Quality of life benefits