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(Buzzfeed News)   It turns out there really is no such thing as a free lunch   (buzzfeednews.com) divider line
    More: Obvious, New York City, Keeping up with the Joneses, missing order, Customer service, restaurant workers, Customer, GrubHub's customer service, unhappy customer  
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546 clicks; posted to Food » on 18 May 2022 at 3:23 PM (12 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-05-18 4:29:59 PM  
9 votes:
Nobody:

Marketers: Let's give a promo for free lunch to everyone in New York City all at the same time, and not bother to alert the restaurants. There's no way that will cause a totally unworkable mess.
 
2022-05-18 2:33:14 PM  
5 votes:
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress...
 
2022-05-18 5:10:01 PM  
4 votes:

wetrat: Nobody:

Marketers: Let's give a promo for free lunch to everyone in New York City all at the same time, and not bother to alert the restaurants. There's no way that will cause a totally unworkable mess.


I'd even suggest they could have simply given out $15 credits to everyone who applied, or at the very least make it a 1-3 day window not a 3 hour window.

then again, I am someone who has in the past created new seamless/grubhub accounts purely to take advantage of promos. so I would be very surprised if that didn't also happen in this particular case.

/it's lose-lose-lose!
 
2022-05-18 5:53:46 PM  
4 votes:
Stop using 3 party delivery.  It's a trap to hide massive price increases
 
2022-05-18 8:37:02 PM  
3 votes:

tintar: alienated: Of course there's a possible free lunch. Just wait at the pickup order section of a fast food restaurant, and when they call an order- advance, say thank you as you grab the sack and gtfo.
Results are not guaranteed.

like when it turns out what you snatched was some horrible dietetic meal, all with sprouts and alfalfa gravy and gluten free bread. ugh I hate that.


Sounds like a typical Panera menu
 
2022-05-18 3:48:56 PM  
2 votes:
I'm guessing most of the people complaining about not getting their orders weren't tipping the drivers either and that's why no one took their order.
 
2022-05-18 5:09:06 PM  
2 votes:

rfenster: The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress...


And there ain't no justice.
 
2022-05-18 8:14:20 PM  
2 votes:

tintar: alienated: Of course there's a possible free lunch. Just wait at the pickup order section of a fast food restaurant, and when they call an order- advance, say thank you as you grab the sack and gtfo.
Results are not guaranteed.

like when it turns out what you snatched was some horrible dietetic meal, all with sprouts and alfalfa gravy and gluten free bread. ugh I hate that.


One takes a chance at a random sack grab.
 
2022-05-18 5:06:41 PM  
1 vote:
Of course there's a possible free lunch. Just wait at the pickup order section of a fast food restaurant, and when they call an order- advance, say thank you as you grab the sack and gtfo.
Results are not guaranteed.
 
2022-05-18 5:12:57 PM  
1 vote:

alienated: Of course there's a possible free lunch. Just wait at the pickup order section of a fast food restaurant, and when they call an order- advance, say thank you as you grab the sack and gtfo.
Results are not guaranteed.


like when it turns out what you snatched was some horrible dietetic meal, all with sprouts and alfalfa gravy and gluten free bread. ugh I hate that.
 
2022-05-18 7:01:31 PM  
1 vote:
Used the code, did pick up..didn't have any issues whatsoever. Paid $1.27 for my lunch.

That said, the ETA for pickup was 45-55minutes, the surge was real.

GH did alert restaurants, twice, but if you don't read your email it won't help. The internet is for complaining and porn.
 
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