National Make Lunch Count Day

National Make Lunch Count Day is a holiday observed on April 13th, and it’s a day when people are encouraged to make lunch the best meal of the day. Too many American workers are either too afraid to leave their desks to go have lunch, or they end up hunched over a sad bag lunch that they brought from home and are now eating at their desks.

This insanity has to stop, so all workers are encouraged to go out there and have a real lunch on this day. A place with a little bit of ambiance and one that serves quality food. Maybe, just maybe, if more people take the time to observe this holiday, they’ll be inspired for the rest of the year to eat fewer lunches at their desks and have more lunches with conversation and good food.

The History of National Make Lunch Count Day

This holiday was created in 2015 by TGI Fridays. They created this holiday to encourage American workers to go out and get lunch. After all, it’s better for workers to get away from their desks for lunch at least every once in a while. It’s also pretty good for driving business to the restaurants that will be visited by these workers.

Observing National Make Lunch Count Day

National Make Lunch Count Day is best observed by going out and having a real lunch with friends and/or coworkers. Someplace that serves freshly-cooked food that doesn’t come out of a bag. It’s also a day to encourage people who are “desk-eaters” to leave their work hovels and go out and get a bite to eat.

While you’re observing this holiday, don’t forget to use the hashtag #NationalMakeLunchCountDay to spread the word to the millions of cubicle workers who need to leave their desks and eat out for lunch.

When is it?
This year (2024)
April 13 Saturday
Next year (2025)
April 13 Sunday
Last year (2023)
April 13 Thursday
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