5 Responses to “Online Food Ordering”

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  1. FourthandEye

    I used Grub Hub to order from Buca Di Beppo about two months back. Grub Hub's online menu definitely had higher prices for all the items than you'd find on the in-restaurant menu. I'd estimate around $2-$3 higher per item. Packaging and delivery fees are also added to the order.

    In total the order I made was probably ~$18 more than I would have spent on the food at the restaurant. However since beverages came out of my fridge rather than off an expensive drink menu that was a big source of savings and I probably broke even or better for the cost of the entire dinner.

    But the main motivation wasn't price. I just wanted to eat with my guests on the rooftop without having to cook.

  2. FourthandEye

    Re: Tipping

    I do not tip on credit card for these sorts of services. In my mind tipping is for after a service is performed – not before. So I tip with cash on delivery. If there 20-30 minutes late the tip then reflects that…

  3. sheridan

    I've used another online ordering/delivery service – Allmenus.com and the charges haven't seen a higher price per item, but I do notice some iffy delivery charges. They also give out coupon codes frequently so it offsets that extra cost.

  4. Anonymous

    I've used SeamlessWeb, and they promise to have the same prices for delivery that you would otherwise get from calling the restaurant directly. Only time prices might be higher is if DiningIn or some other delivery service is bringing the order.

  5. KimFromTheK

    I wound up using the 25% off SeamlessWeb coupon last night and ordered in from Rumi. I really liked that I could choose a delivery time (I placed the order at 5 but didn't want the food until 8:30). The delivery guy arrived about 10 minutes after my requested time and the food was tasty.