Article by Joanna Sarah-Freedman
A company is looking to recruit Takeaway Testers to pay £1000 in exchange for eating a bunch of their favourite fast foods.
Yep, not only will you be able to scoff food from McDonald’s, Greggs and Subway, you’ll also be able to call it your job, and pick up a tidy pay cheque for doing so.
Online marketplace MaterialsMarket.com is looking to recruit six testers whose job it will be to signpost the best fast food options for tradespeople.
Your job will be to taste test a selection of meals which have previously been voted in the top 20.
The company will give you a month to complete the takeaway tasting, and at the end they’ll hand you an £1000 salary. Plus, you’ll also get free food. Win, win.
Some of the meals on offer include a meatball marinara sub from Subway and a large Big Mac.
Once you’ve eaten your food, you’ll be required to keep a diary where you log how you feel after eating the meal, noting factors like energy levels and overall how satisfied you were with the scran.
The website is then going to work alongside a a nutritionist to create the ultimate guide for tradespeople living busy lives.
Samuel Hunt co-founder of MaterialsMarket.com, said: “If you head into your local Greggs or McDonald’s early morning or at lunchtime it’s very likely you’ll see tradesmen getting their fuel for the day.
“Although fast food has negative connotations, for tradespeople those meals are convenient fuel for them!
“In trade jobs you’re physically put to work and as a result, burn lots of calories, so a substantial meal is a necessity to keep you full, satisfied and energised throughout the working day.
“We’re really excited to launch this experiment. As we will work with a nutritionist on the findings, we’re looking forward to sharing the best ‘fast food’ meals to eat when on the job with our community. If you wouldn’t mind getting paid to test some of the UK’s favourite fast food, please apply now!”
To throw your name into the ring, you can apply here. Applications close on Friday 27th May, so you only have a few weeks to prove that you’d be the perfect candidate.
If you don’t get the gig, there are other opportunities offering to pay you to eat, too – although they might be somewhat less appealing.
A plant-based dog food company is looking to pay a taste tester £5000 to live off their product for five days, to prove the food is so tasty it’s good enough even for us humans.