December 6, 2022

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DoorDash glitch results in brief free food, booze spree

A peculiar glitch on the San Francisco food supply application DoorDash brought about some chaos for delivery motorists, eating places and the app by itself.

With images of eating places packed with DoorDash orders and eating tables stacked with hundreds of dollars’ truly worth of foods, the Thursday evening feeding frenzy — located primarily in Chicago, it seems — quickly became a viral phenomenon on Twitter.

A DoorDash spokesperson confirmed that, indeed, DoorDash “experienced a payment processing issue” that allow some customers “check out devoid of an authorized sort of payment for a quick interval of time.”

“We’re actively canceling fraudulent orders, and are in touch with retailers impacted to make certain they are compensated for any unauthorized orders they may well have acquired,” the DoorDash spokesperson stated in a assertion. “We get the job done to assure that we are normally offering the maximum high quality of provider to the communities we serve, and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience triggered by this.”

The glitch was fixed at about 8 p.m. PT, when tweets about missing out on the accidental advertising began circulating.

But by this position, prospects who caught wind of DoorDash’s error took complete gain. A variety of unconfirmed screenshots confirmed folks snagging dozens of bottles of liquor, a flat-display Television set and other wild purchases with this deal. 


It stays unclear whether or not any one who partook in the glitch purchasing spree will have to pay out DoorDash back. A DoorDash spokesperson declined to comment further when asked about repayments.

In the meantime, here is hoping that the delivery drivers who had to lug around these gargantuan orders had been tipped handsomely.