WorkChew offers a unique way for remote workers to be productive without committing to an actual coworking space.
The company partners with restaurants to provide workspaces during the day, allowing users to buy a day pass or a subscription to work out of certain restaurants in Washington D.C. and Chicago.
“The competitor for us is basically the status quo,” said WorkChew Co-Founder and Chief Relationship Officer Paul Dahm.
Dahm said that as the company picks up steam, it hopes to continue building up the restaurant network. With no restaurants, WorkChew has no members, so its model prioritizes and thrives off of supporting restaurants.
Users can use the company’s app to reserve a space and the restaurants are equipped with Wi-Fi, food and beverage discounts, and a generally cheaper alternative to traditional coworking costs.
Plans include access to locations in a single neighborhood, or an all-access pass to any restaurant in the network as often as they want.
The company also has a Slack channel that allows members to communicate and organize happy hours at some of the restaurants.
Dahm explains that the model embraces the idea of remote working, but is less expensive to run. With the restaurant business competitive as ever, many of them have embraced using their spaces in more ways than one.