There Is a Free Lunch, After All. It’s at the Office.

What was once an extra is now a necessity, as companies give their employees free ice cream and beer, Pop-Tarts and prime rib — often with an agenda attached

At the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank in Washington, employees get a free buffet of dishes like prime rib, crab cakes and housemade beignets. Photo: Lauren Spinelli

By Priya Krishna

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