I am almost always hungry. And even when I am not, I can still be coaxed into eating by a simple mention of cherry dip-cones or tacos. This mentality helps me love staff meal, even on the days when other people thinks it's "gross."
I ride my bike to work, and I'm fond of running through the doors of the restaurant, helmet still on, and shrieking, "WHAT'S FOR STAFF MEAL???" I find that it helps us all stay focused on what's important: getting through the shift so we can eat.
There are a few qualifiers for a good staff meal.
#1. Dessert. I need it after every meal and staff meal is no time for shortcutting my needs*.
#2. Meat. A vegetarian staff meal is when the devil is beating his wife.
#3. Themes. I like there to be a theme that I can anticipate and provide helpful suggestions for, like Sandwich Bar Day. "You thinking dill or sweet pickles? My vote is for dill, incase you were wondering."
I might be everyone's favorite waitress.
*This being said, s.m. dessert is a rare and cherished event that I experience infrequently.