Here is a list of 50 examples of thank you notes for a business lunch to show them you appreciate their time.
#1 Emails, texts, and calls under the pressures of business are no way to get to know who you’re working with. Business conducted over lunch, on the other hand, is a great way to go. I look forward to doing it again.
#2 Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to meet with me over lunch the other day. It was nice meeting with you and I feel good about what we accomplished.
#3 There’s nothing like business conducted over a good meal to loosen up and get our creative juices flowing. Thanks for lunch, a good time, and successful collaboration.
#4 I left the meeting we had over lunch feeling appreciative of both the meeting and the good food. Thank you for taking the time and making it possible.
#5 The cold and fast-paced world of business can make us forget about the people behind every decision. Somehow, business over lunch seems to break that cycle. It was a pleasure meeting with you over lunch, and I thank you.
#6 It’s always refreshing to get out of the office and spend time with the people we do business with. Thank you for the great lunch, and I look forward to doing it again sometime.
#7 There’s nothing quite like the good feeling that comes with making important decisions with a full stomach. Thank you for taking the time to meet with me over lunch, and here’s to doing it again in the future.
#8 Thank you for attending the business lunch the other day. Your company was most welcome, appreciated, and enjoyed. I hope you enjoyed yourself as well.
#9 Thank you for the luncheon that we had the other day. I feel good about what we discussed, and I am confident that this will prove to be a leap toward a mutually beneficial business relationship.
#10 I wouldn’t have known how much we had in common were it not for the business lunch we had recently. Thanks for coming, and for the delightful conversation.
#11 I was happy to attend the luncheon the other day, and I thank you for the invite. The food was delicious, and the company even better.
#12 Anyone who thinks that a business meeting over lunch is a bad idea has apparently never been to one. Thank you for your time, as well as your great choice of restaurants.
#13 The luncheon we had the other day was top-notch, and I’d like to extend my thanks and appreciation for having been invited.
#14 Every time we go out to lunch and talk business, I feel as though twice as much gets done. Maybe I feel that way because you picked up the tab? Either way, thank you.
#15 Thank you for the invitation to get out of the office and meet you for lunch. It was a perfect ice breaker, and I appreciate it.
#16 The only thing I regret about our luncheon meeting was having it come to an end and head back to work. Thank you for everything.
#17 Getting things ironed out over lunch is a time-tested tradition. It was my pleasure to have done so with you, and I thank you for taking the time out of your busy day.
#18 Who knew that we’d have buttoned up the business end of our lunch so quickly to have time to socialize? I’m glad it worked out that way, and I thank you for it.
#19 It was a treat to get out of the office and meet you over lunch. Thank you for the great company, and I look forward to meeting with you again.
#20 Thank you so much for the delicious lunch and for the refreshing exchange of helpful information. I felt it was very much in the spirit of promoting mutual growth.
#21 You are a valued colleague and one I highly respect. Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to attend and make such a significant contribution to our discussion, bringing much clarity to our meeting.
#22 Our lunch was a wonderful opportunity to strengthen our relationship and invest in each other’s future. I am indebted to you for your support and mentoring. I wish you continued success in the days to come.
#23 It was so good to have lunch with you today. I appreciated your helpfulness greatly and for taking the initiative to get us together. I hope it was as beneficial for you as it was for me.
#24 Please accept my gratitude for your advice during our lunch. Your interest in brainstorming and finding ways to enhance our networks was a positive and motivating experience.
#25 They say that communication is key, and I found that to be true during our lunch together. I am honored to have been invited, and greatly enjoyed hearing about [how you got to where you are today]. Meeting with you has renewed my energy to meet the challenges in my career.
#26 I want to “thank you” for attending our lunch and sharing [your insight and strategies]. I hope our meeting was the beginning of an enduring friendship.
#27 Your presence at our lunch was so positive and the atmosphere conducive to building momentum towards our goals. It meant a lot to me personally, and I found hearing about your experience and perspective to be inspiring.
#28 I was delighted to accept your invitation for lunch and had an incredible time learning from you. Your openness to meaningful dialogue helped promote trust and common ground for future cooperation between us. Thank you.
#29 Our business lunch meeting was a revelation to me, and I just want to thank you for your generosity in highlighting the potential for growth for our vision. It was extremely encouraging and confidence-building.
#30 Thank you so much for suggesting we have lunch. I had a genuinely great time and it was a pleasure to spend time together.
#31 I would like to thank you for your time today and for lunch. I greatly appreciate your kind and thoughtful invitation.
#32 I hope we are able to have more opportunities to have lunch together like we have done today. Thank you for treating me to lunch and for the interesting, valuable conversation.
#33 The opportunity to have lunch with you is greatly appreciated and hugely valued, thank you. I really and truly enjoyed the experience.
#34 Thank you for the great conversation and fantastic restaurant choice. I hope we can do it again soon.
#35 I would like to thank you for your company at lunch today. It made the business side of things flow easier and the personal conversation side of things much more fun.
#36 You are a fantastic colleague and I have always looked up to and respected you. It was a pleasure to have lunch with you today. Thank you for coming.
#37 I hope all of my business lunches in the future are on par with the one I had with you today. Thank you for inviting me and thank you for your presence.
#38 Today was an extremely pleasant lunch and I’d like to sincerely thank you for it. It was absolutely delicious and enjoyable.
#39 Our business lunch today was tremendously pleasant, and I am very glad to have spent it with a superb colleague like you. Thank you so much for your act of generosity.
#40 I would like to thank you from the depths of my heart for the magnificent lunch today. It was a pleasure to have had it with you and I hope we’ll have more in the future.
#41 Thank you for the business lunch today. It was a great opportunity and an excellent experience. The conversation was rich and engaging. I hope we can do it again.
#42 Thank you for giving me the opportunity to have such a nice and refreshing business lunch with you. I hope we can have many more in the future together.
#43 It was an honor to share lunchtime with you. Thank you for accompanying me. It truly was a pleasure and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.
#44 You are one of the best colleagues I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. I genuinely enjoyed the lunch we had today, thank you.
#45 Our lunch was extremely relaxing and enjoyable. I’d like to thank you for it and express my gratitude for giving me your time. It was such a pleasure.
#46 Thank you for the business lunch. It was a great experience to converse with you over it. I hope I have the pleasure of sharing more with you in the near future.
#47 I was thrilled to have lunch with you today. It was a very welcome break in the middle of the day. I was truly delighted to spend time with you.
#48 The lunch today was magnificent, thank you. I hope to be able to return the favor as soon as possible.
#49 Thank you for lunch. I hope we have a chance to have many more engaging and pleasant conversations like we had today. Thank you for thinking of me.
#50 I hope that you had as much of a good time over lunch as I did, though it was just as much business as it was a pleasure. I thank you for both.
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