Already thinking about your lunch break at 10 a.m.? So is Arcade- the newest player in online food ordering. The NYC startup texts users at 10 a.m. with a single lunch special from a featured restaurant. By simply confirming the order with a “yes” text before 11 a.m., or while supplies lasts, users can expect a tasty and hot delivery before 1 p.m. With delivery charges and tip included, lunch couldn’t be any easier.
Arcade differs from GrubHub and Seamless in it’s simplicity. Unlike other online food delivery services, which present countless restaurant and menu items, Arcade only works with one restaurant, one dish at a time. The morning text informs members of the meal, restaurant and price (which ranges from about $7-$12). People with dietary restrictions or allergies may benefit from researching the dish more thoroughly by referring to the restaurant’s website or an app like Yelp.
Arcade collects payment info when a user signs up. If people decide to pass on a meal, there’s no need to respond to the Arcade text. Keep in mind that items will run out quickly. But even if you’ve missed the day’s online order, you can wait for tomorrow or seek the meal without your app (and instead using it as restaurant awareness tool).