Economy Takes a Bite Out of Google's Free Food

Tech giant closes two restaurants

Thursday, Mar 5, 2009  |  Updated 2:10 PM PDT
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Economy Takes a Bite Out of Google's Free Food

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Not even Google's famous free cafes are economy proof.

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Not even Google can stomach the economic downturn.

The tech giant's Mountain View campus is shutting down two more of gourmet cafes, free to all employees, this Friday, according to our friends over at ValleyWag.

Jean-Claude Balek's Basic Deli and 5ive will close on friend to save the company money. Google will sublease the space, which has already been vacated after the company let go of thousands of contractors recently.

"That's business," Balek told ValleyWag.

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