WorkChew is a new startup that transforms restaurants into coworking spaces during slow hours. Through its app, users can choose between a day pass or two month membership plan, the former which allows you to WorkChew in restaurants in a particular neighborhood, and the latter that provides access to all its participating locations.
WorkChew operates in both D.C. and Chicago, where it is seeing a great response. Now, the company is seeking to expand even further and it’s easily operable and affordable model makes it a shoo-in for most markets.
Through the app, users can reserve a dedicated space at any of the WorkChew locations, which guarantees an outlet and access to fast internet.
Currently, there are fourteen restaurants on board for its D.C. launch, including HalfSmoke, RedRocks, Cork Wine Bar and Market, and others.
Participating restaurants provide members deals as well. For example, Cork Wine Bar offers happy hour pricing for users.
“We let the restaurant decide what they want to offer members, understanding that as we get more locations, it’s going to become more competitive as far as where people decide to go,” said WorkChew CEO Maisha Burt.
Not only does the partnership between WorkChew and restaurants help workers looking for an alternative workplace, but it supports restaurants who struggle during off-peak times.