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I am working out this free food system, sort of like an online game. Each person get a free serving of food from a restaurant each day based on showing them the mobile application. Any additional side dish requires extra money, how do you think it would work out?
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Badly.

Loss leaders tend to be very risky. You have to make the cost of the loss out of the incidental purchases, generally drinks. As an advertising campaign, just showing the app should be the prequel to purchases. Something like "free side dish with purchase of entree when app presented". Get them in, yes, but get them sitting and most importantly buying. Never more than one free drink.
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Make it a subscription service and maybe it would be not embarrassingly awful.
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Peel me a grape.....
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octorockandroll wrote:

Make it a subscription service and maybe it would be not embarrassingly awful.
well, Grubhub and seamless sometimes offer discount codes to users. I feel like this is an extension of that, don't know how well this is going to work

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Imagine all the heffers lining up for this.
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FlyinDumpling wrote:


octorockandroll wrote:

Make it a subscription service and maybe it would be not embarrassingly awful.
well, Grubhub and seamless sometimes offer discount codes to users. I feel like this is an extension of that, don't know how well this is going to work



I really can't say, I know McDonald was giving out free breakfast at one point. Thing is it has to work like an online game, where people are motivated to get cash shop items. In other words they are running the economy for you. Maybe with a dividend or two, while free food would be like a promotion to become club members
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As a whole, you would likely fail miserably.
Give to little to start to make them buy the sides and you risk no one using it period.
Too much and no one wants the sides.


fredreload wrote:


FlyinDumpling wrote:


octorockandroll wrote:

Make it a subscription service and maybe it would be not embarrassingly awful.
well, Grubhub and seamless sometimes offer discount codes to users. I feel like this is an extension of that, don't know how well this is going to work



I really can't say, I know McDonald was giving out free breakfast at one point. Thing is it has to work like an online game, where people are motivated to get cash shop items. In other words they are running the economy for you. Maybe with a dividend or two, while free food would be like a promotion to become club members


Take, for example, League of Legends.
The cash shop is complete extras that do not affect the main thing.
Here, the cash shop is more of the actual game.


Plus the number of people using it just to get free food is likely ridiculous. I'd probably download it for the free part and keep up my normal eating habits, at smaller portions.

Yeah, an ok starting point I guess but as is you'd crash and burn hard.
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There is no such thing as a free lunch.
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Shipwright wrote:

There is no such thing as a free lunch.


Right but as society advances, everyone should be clothed, everyone should have food, and everyone should have shelter.
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fredreload wrote:


Shipwright wrote:

There is no such thing as a free lunch.


Right but as society advances, everyone should be clothed, everyone should have food, and everyone should have shelter.


So everyone should have the right to take someone else's labor for free? That's called slavery.

How do you intend on generating revenue?
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Let's hand out fishing poles then.
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Rujikin wrote:


fredreload wrote:


Shipwright wrote:

There is no such thing as a free lunch.


Right but as society advances, everyone should be clothed, everyone should have food, and everyone should have shelter.


So everyone should have the right to take someone else's labor for free? That's called slavery.

How do you intend on generating revenue?


Come on, don't get mad at me lol. We're in the 20th century. During the Roman Empire even the homeless were given food and shelter, if I remember my World History correctly.

Back then, without the industrial revolution, clothes are made by hand. These days you can get a T-Shirt anywhere for a cheap price. Sure you can't be handing out T-shirt at a price of 0, that means you would be giving out infinite amount. Maybe a T-Shirt for each person, free rice refill, free soup refill, etc.

I am looking at this from an MMORPG perspective, most MMORPG are free, and you can look at it as to how it generates revenue. Even FB is free, I am not complaining.

Sure you are not complaining about a 6 dollars burger, but where I live here in Taiwan, in terms of salary we get around 30 U.S dollars a day as a software engineer. That's 1/5 of my salary for food a day just from a burger. Even then Fred is still over weight, he's fat .

And house, it costs just as much as a regular house 300,000 U.S dollars for a decent house in Taiwan. That would take my salary 10,000 days, which is 333 months, or 27.75 years.

So why isn't Fred working in the U.S? Beats me, I got my citizenship and diploma, but Fred needs a shelter , perhaps from his girlfriend
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fredreload wrote:


Rujikin wrote:


fredreload wrote:


Shipwright wrote:

There is no such thing as a free lunch.


Right but as society advances, everyone should be clothed, everyone should have food, and everyone should have shelter.


So everyone should have the right to take someone else's labor for free? That's called slavery.

How do you intend on generating revenue?


Come on, don't get mad at me lol. We're in the 20th century. During the Roman Empire even the homeless were given food and shelter, if I remember my World History correctly.

Back then, without the industrial revolution, clothes are made by hand. These days you can get a T-Shirt anywhere for a cheap price. Sure you can't be handing out T-shirt at a price of 0, that means you would be giving out infinite amount. Maybe a T-Shirt for each person, free rice refill, free soup refill, etc.

I am looking at this from an MMORPG perspective, most MMORPG are free, and you can look at it as to how it generates revenue. Even FB is free, I am not complaining.

Sure you are not complaining about a 6 dollars burger, but where I live here in Taiwan, in terms of salary we get around 30 U.S dollars a day as a software engineer. That's 1/5 of my salary for food a day just from a burger. Even then Fred is still over weight, he's fat .

And house, it costs just as much as a regular house 300,000 U.S dollars for a decent house in Taiwan. That would take my salary 10,000 days, which is 333 months, or 27.75 years.

So why isn't Fred working in the U.S? Beats me, I got my citizenship and diploma, but Fred needs a shelter , perhaps from his girlfriend


I'm not mad just letting you know that requiring people give free labor is slavery.

Were they given shelter out of the goodness of peoples hearts or did the roman government mandate it?

That T-shirt, that rice, and that soup required someone to work to produce it. You need to pay the people for producing it. Maybe have the homeless that want such things to perform some menial work that no one else wants to do as payment.

The way MMORPG systems work is that some people dump $50,000 into pointless crap because they have too much money, some put a hundred, and others put in nothing. They run gimmicks to keep getting money from users till they run out of ideas then they abandon the game and create a new one. Many are pay 2 win so it gives people who have lots of money and little free time an advantage which they pay for. Not sure to translate that into free handouts for homeless.

$6 burger? That's outrageous.... Oh wait your in Taiwan. That makes sense. How many large pastures do you have in Taiwan? Probably not many. You have to import beef from across the pacific or get it from the Asian mainland where China is a huge competitor. Well I bet your fish prices are cheaper than my beef prices. Fish is somewhat expensive where I am but its good. Also you could cook the beef yourself and save a ton of money.

Price is a market force. Crowded areas have higher rent than less crowded spots. Move to a place less crowded?
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