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Three Audible employees eat at the counter of a local Newark restaurant for Lunch Out Wednesday.

Update: Audible has funded and run Newark Working Kitchens (NWK) to feed Newark residents in need during Covid-19 while keeping open local restaurants, including many in our Lunch Out Wednesday program. To date, NWK has delivered more than 900,000 meals. Help us sustain and strengthen the neighborhood businesses that will power our city’s comeback. Learn more and donate now.

To scale our support of Newark’s retail economy and increase employee engagement within our neighborhood, Audible launched our Newark Now! “Lunch Out Wednesday” program.

Through relationships with local restaurants and businesses, we subsidize hundreds of employees each week to “lunch out” at a local Newark restaurant. With “Lunch Out Wednesday,” Audible employees have another opportunity to explore the city—through its restaurants.

We work closely with real estate developers and retailers to add amenities in and around downtown Newark, with the goal of filling vacant retail to create a more robust 24-7 neighborhood for the benefit of our employees and the entire Newark community. The impact of Audible's Buy Local initiative on Newark's downtown has been covered by publications like Yahoo! Finance.

Nearly all of Audible’s Newark employees have participated in the lunch out program, totaling more than 30,000 meals.

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Several people sit at the bar of a restaurant with the bartender serving them from behind the counter.
Audible employees "lunching out."
A woman in an orange shirt stands at a deli counter holding a Lunch Out Wednesday card. A restaurant employee in a red cap is serving her.
"Lunch out" cards are accepted by participating Newark restaurants.