Mary Biggins, founder of ClassPass, hopes to strike gold again with a new concept, MealPass, which is now available in NYC, specifically in Chelsea, Flatiron, Union Square, and Gramercy.
MealPass takes the inconveniences, such as waiting on line and the high costs often associated with eating out for lunch during the workweek, and provides a straightforward, affordable solution.
Users pay $99 per month to eat lunch on weekdays from a large selection of restaurants. Eater notes that the monthly fee will eventually go up to $119 for New Yorkers.
Well and Good says that, unlike ClassPass, there is no limit on repeat visits to favorite restaurants. MealPass boasts over 100 participating restaurants, with more neighborhoods and cities to come. Restaurants include Blue Water Grill, Liquiteria, Café Prague, Sarabeth’s, and Sticky’s Finger Joint.
Participating restaurants offer one lunch option every day, and the offerings must also appear on the regular menu. Lunch menus will be available at 7 p.m. the night before, and members must make their lunch selection as well as a 15-minute pickup window (between 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) by 9:30 a.m. the day of. Customers must pick up their orders, as delivery is not available, however they won’t have to wait on line. Picky eaters beware: What you see is what you get, as substitutions or modifications of any kind are not permitted.