Culture File 11:
Lunch isn’t the main meal of the day for most people in North America, Australia or the U.K. (but Julie is on a business trip and hungry). Lunch breaks are short, and are rarely longer than an hour. Some factories and offices have their own self-service cafeterias.
Many workers in cities just have a sandwich or other snack from a deli or sandwich bar. Some bring a lunchbox from home.
Lunch times are earlier in the U.S.A. than in the U.K., and earlier in the U.K. than in Southern Europe. The lunch break is sometime between 11:30 and 1:30 in the U.S.A.