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Hipster waffle place closes after Groupon doesn’t pay them quickly enough
Did the Groupon do it? A relatively-new DC restaurant with a novel concept — “Back Alley Waffles” — recently shut its doors after just three months in business, blaming Groupon for the deed — specifically, the company’s slow payment processes. They went so far as to charge $450 a piece for a waffle, in an attention play. So what happened? “Even though we’d already laid out most of the money for the $2,600.00 worth of waffles we’d served to Groupon by the middle of June when we received our first check from them,” the restaurant claimed on its Web site, “the check was for only $1,063.03.” Groupon maintains that they weren’t behind the death of the restaurant, saying the restaurant has received two-thirds of the revenue from the deal already — though the restaurant itself says the second check came a full week after the restaurant closed. Anyone suddenly want waffles? (photo by Sahar R. from the restaurant’s Yelp page; ht HuffPo Tumblr)

Hipster waffle place closes after Groupon doesn’t pay them quickly enough

Did the Groupon do it? A relatively-new DC restaurant with a novel concept — “Back Alley Waffles” — recently shut its doors after just three months in business, blaming Groupon for the deed — specifically, the company’s slow payment processes. They went so far as to charge $450 a piece for a waffle, in an attention play. So what happened? “Even though we’d already laid out most of the money for the $2,600.00 worth of waffles we’d served to Groupon by the middle of June when we received our first check from them,” the restaurant claimed on its Web site, “the check was for only $1,063.03.” Groupon maintains that they weren’t behind the death of the restaurant, saying the restaurant has received two-thirds of the revenue from the deal already — though the restaurant itself says the second check came a full week after the restaurant closed. Anyone suddenly want waffles? (photo by Sahar R. from the restaurant’s Yelp page; ht HuffPo Tumblr)

July 25, 2012 // 9:31 // 2 years ago
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    Reason why I severed ties with Restaurant.com and deny offers from Groupon/Bloomspot/Google Offers/Yelp offers for my...
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    "Groupon waffles" could be the headline by itself.
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    Just going to throw this out here. Maybe most of the failure of a DC Hipster Waffle place called “Back Alley Waffles is...
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