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#4570907 - 06/04/21 01:55 AM I HATE Doordash/phone orders/app orders - and I use none of these.  
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Moved to a new town recently. Started eating out a lot more lately both because of still settling in, getting to know what's around town, and I'd stopped eating out nearly completely around 4 years ago anyway, but with COVID I started filling in "grocery gaps" with drive through takeout a fair amount.

I hate drive through. I HATE it.

You have absolutely no way of knowing how bad the line will be, and you're STUCK once you get in line. And there's almost always that person with the hundred dollar drive through order, which means not only do you get to wait for that clog, then your food is sitting there ready many minutes before you get it. Which is terrible for almost anything that comes from a drive through.

Started going inside more, COVID be damned.

Oh, 1 person in line, okay, even with the #%&*$# drive through prioritization they all do should be fairly quick right?

Oh wait, YOU are in LINE behind PHONE ORDERS, and APP ORDERS, and DOORDASH DRIVERS, and more!

So you STILL have no idea what kind of line you're getting into, and you STILL have no option to walk away, because they take your money quick, then you're just as stuck as in that drive through lane!

So now I ask about ETA. I specifically ask "What is the REAL line I'm committing to here? I see two customers who just ordered in front of me, what's the REAL order count ahead of me?"

Just another modern day annoyance, but I find it particularly galling that in person customers are given the lowest priority these days...

And I doubt my many, many times of electing to not give my money out over this will make any difference - they'll still max their profits, get crappier and crappier, and dumb and/or lazy people who somehow make all the money in the world will feed them their profits...

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#4570910 - 06/04/21 02:34 AM Re: I HATE Doordash/phone orders/app orders - and I use none of these. [Re: Zamzow]  
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I don't know about that in my area, I don't normally have a along wait in a drive-through, but I often just order online for curbside pickup, and I get an ETA up front and text message updates for when it's done. I usually just wait a couple of minutes curbside before they bring it out.


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#4570912 - 06/04/21 03:21 AM Re: I HATE Doordash/phone orders/app orders - and I use none of these. [Re: Zamzow]  
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Have only used Uber Eats and had great service. Non of those problems. Stopped in a Jack in Box for breakfast one day and one of your Doordash guys was behind me.
Sucks to b anyone else behind him, Sorry your service.


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#4570913 - 06/04/21 03:39 AM Re: I HATE Doordash/phone orders/app orders - and I use none of these. [Re: Zamzow]  
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#4570936 - 06/04/21 10:43 AM Re: I HATE Doordash/phone orders/app orders - and I use none of these. [Re: Nixer]  
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Originally Posted by Nixer
Cooking is fun, and if you do it right, healthier by orders of magnitude.



True but it also takes time and effort and in my case, cooking is NOT fun but a chore. smile


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#4570954 - 06/04/21 02:56 PM Re: I HATE Doordash/phone orders/app orders - and I use none of these. [Re: Zamzow]  
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Forgive me...it's Friday (the guarantee), the sky is darkening and thundering, and I've but one thing on my mind. wink

Home cooking is sexy af...
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My own kitchen skills are minimal (you've seen pics) but I do what I can to help out. Not gonna lie, I miss fast food hamburgers and tacos, also pizza delivery (none of which are options where I live), but not how they made me feel after years/decades of surviving on it. Now it's been over a decade of eating at home, grocery shopping together (like a date) and sometimes even cooking together, and I feel like Superman!

It's been so long that I didn't even understand some of Zamzow's post...modern changes in the fast food experience.



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#4570955 - 06/04/21 02:59 PM Re: I HATE Doordash/phone orders/app orders - and I use none of these. [Re: Zamzow]  
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Woo! Some hot 1950's loving in that pic for sure. biggrin


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#4570956 - 06/04/21 03:05 PM Re: I HATE Doordash/phone orders/app orders - and I use none of these. [Re: Zamzow]  
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Originally Posted by Zamzow

Just another modern day annoyance, but I find it particularly galling that in person customers are given the lowest priority these days...


Have you ever considered ordering carry out from real restaurants and showing up after they said the food would be ready? I ordered Chinese take out for the first time in over a year as a vaccination treat, and I was in and out in about a minute.

Fast food is rot for your body.


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