The Secret of Best Buy’s Corporate Headquarters


This past week I’ve been in Best Buy headquarters.
Within its walls with over 4000 employees, it holds a secret that only those that can get past security can verify.

The Best Buy corporate cafeteria has the best food ever. Seriously.

For under $5 you can choose from among maybe 10 styles of food and it’s all extremely drool-worthy delicious.

I had the beef au jus with hearty red mashed potatoes with a side of snow peas and baby carrots. The next day I had an spicy asian seafood Tom Rim with vegtables over jasmine rice. Pictures? I was too hungry for that business.

On top of the cafeteria tables lie small buckets of tinker toys as a reflection of the corporate culture. The dish drop-off is efficient and there are plenty of recycling recepticles.

Forget the Mall of America, people. BBY is where it’s at.

[This entry is the first of a series following the Best Buy Fun Zone Tour around the country. See the master post here.]

8 Comments so far

  1. soelo (unregistered) on May 13th, 2005 @ 1:36 pm

    Hmm, I am using IE and this post doesn’t start until below the left side menu, and then the picture covers up the first line.

  2. Nate (unregistered) on May 14th, 2005 @ 12:59 am

    Hey Mike!!

    It is important to know that Mike is visiting us from another city. I’ll make a post about it. Be good to him while he is here…

  3. Mike Hoffman (unregistered) on May 14th, 2005 @ 9:06 pm

    Well – I’ve already headed out on the road from Minneapolis. I’m not sure at this point whether I’ll be back any time soon, even though there is plenty of time left on the tour for coming back.

    Keep tabs on the master post that you’ll find a link to at the bottom of the entry above.

  4. Joseph Melcher (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2005 @ 10:27 am

    I had a refrigerator delivered by BestBuy and upon removing the old one they dropped the hand truck so hard on my front slab of bluestone slate that it put a crack in it where there had been none before. It has deteriorated since then and has resulted in a complete hole. It has ruined my front steps and their insurance company has refused to pay. I noticed it upon arriving home that evening. Approx. $700 in damages. I am mad as hell! I am going to write the Corp. headquarters, the Attorney General of the State of New York, etc.

  5. Richard (unregistered) on December 26th, 2005 @ 9:45 pm

    I bought a multi player game called Far Cry from a Best buy store in lakeland Florida.I bought the game because I just got connected with high speed internet and want to see how well it worked, it didn’t I tried to work with the game creater Ubisoft, to get the game working and all I got was extreme sarcasiam. When I tried to work with the store I bought the product form I was treat as though I was just a drop in the buckit and un-important I would just like to say that I am not happy with Best Buy they don’t reasearch their product to protect thier customers and they don’t take responsiabilty for their actions when they above behavior leads to fraud.

  6. Kathy (unregistered) on January 4th, 2006 @ 10:01 am

    Bought HP computer from Best Buy 12/03, picked up 1/04 after Best Buy lost it & ruined our X-mas surprise. Since then, it has busted FOUR times. Upon attempting to invoke their 3 year warranty I purchased, BB is now trying to claim that WE ruined it, despite being obvious that the thing generates a huge amount of heat & warped the lid! The lame idiots actually accused us of maybe placing it on a spaceheater?! (the machine spent 99% of its life in airconditioning in FL!) They are trying to weasel out of the warranty which says they must give me a new one or an instore credit.
    Also, upon purchase, they never activated my Rewards card which means I never got one dime of Reward money. I have been attempting to resolve this for over TWO full years!
    Lastly, they use rebates which nobody seems to fulfill. Sirius portable jukeboxes rebates were never honored completely, & only partially honored cuz I complained. Each company passes the buck. I am filing attorney general complaints in every state I have dealt with these shady people, as well as BBB complaints. I will end up with an attorney on it, I am sure.
    Meanwhile, this X-mas season their personal shoppers were all over me like white on rice; yet, they are trying to gyp me out of the computer money; short me out on the Rewards money; and not provide full rebates on the Sirius portables. Best Buy has got to be the absolute worst company in the world!
    Kathy Fahey

  7. Don Whan (unregistered) on January 6th, 2006 @ 11:57 am

    I bought An ice cream cone from the Corporate Headquarters.. It was Chocolate.. safe, right? Wrong.. The cone proceeded to melt and got all over my hands and genital area. The cone was actually stuck to my pants. I proceeded to Complain for a refund but instead they alerted secururity and kicked me out the door.
    Customer service what? what blasphamy!

  8. Mike Hoffman (unregistered) on January 6th, 2006 @ 12:13 pm

    That’s fantastic.

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