Fast food/QSR-filter: Who typically gets their meal comped? And why?
March 9, 2014 7:02 AM Subscribe
I am trying to compile a list of who typically can expect to receive a free meal at fast food, casual dining, or quick service restaurants. One example would be uniformed police officers. I'd like to hear from people who worked in such places or know about these things.
posted by 99percentfake to Work & Money (39 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Other examples might be bus drivers bringing a load of passengers or in some cases athletic coaches bringing their entire team. I assume the rationale is some kind of a "group discount" for bringing in so many paying customers. A while back, I was with a group of Red Cross volunteers who were comped. I assume that was a thank you for coming to help the nearby community (similar to the police).
So who typically gets a free meal? And what is the reasoning? For the sake of this question, I am excluding dissatisfied customers and people who know one of the employees.