Even in an age when we get free information from the internet and free sips of water from public fire hydrants, there’s still no such thing as a free lunch. Fortunately, Groupon can bring us one step closer to that dream by at least incentivizing your midday meal. That’s because if you buy lunch and show us the receipt, we’ll give you $7 in Groupon Bucks.
How It Works
- Step 1: Buy this $0 deal from us.
- Step 2: Go out for lunch today. You can go anywhere. For convenience, we’ve listed some good candidates below.
- Step 3: Take a picture of your receipt and email it to email@example.com by 11:59 p.m. PST on Wednesday, April 29. Be sure to use the email address associated with your Groupon account.
- Step 4: We’ll add $7 in Groupon Bucks to your account. You’ll receive the Groupon Bucks by Monday, May 4, and you’ll have 14 days to use them.
Credit-card information may be required to validate your Groupon account information. You will not be charged when you purchase this deal.
Groupon’s Lunch Stimulus
Lunch is one of those customs whose origins and purpose are lost to the ages. But despite it serving no obvious function, amazingly very few of us receive any compensation for observing this arcane midday ritual. Groupon believes that it doesn’t have to be this way. With this offer, every bite of food in your mouth is a bit of scratch in your online wallet. And while paper money is prone to slip out of your pocket or be recalled for defects, Groupon Bucks are applied directly to your Groupon account, making it simple to explore a bounty of local businesses.
Chicago’s culinary landscape has no shortage of lunches worth looking forward to. Although this offer is valid no matter where you buy lunch, we jotted down a list of notable lunch-makers below—not only are they terrific restaurants, but they’re also offering some great specials today.
Although Santullo’s (1943 W. North Ave., Chicago) specializes in New York-style pies, its menu also includes more than a dozen specialty sandwiches, including the chicken vesuvio and the vegan spicy chicken. Come early (between 11 AM and 12 PM) and enjoy any one of their specialty sandwiches with a cup of soup and a small drink for $4.95–$6.95.
Joy Yee Noodle
One of the area’s most prolific providers of pan-Asian fare, Joy Yee (1335 S. Halsted St., Chicago) offers $7.25–$8.50 lunch specials to enliven the day with a diverse array of flavors.
Every week, Sunda (110 W. Illinois St., Chicago) helps diners explore its menu of Eastern Asian and Southeast Asian fusion cuisine by appointing one dish—such as the Wagyu Loco Moco or the Spicy Tako Maki—the $8.88 weekly lunch special.
The $25 prix fixe lunch at upscale-French fixture La Sardine (111 North Carpenter St.) includes your choice of appetizer, entree, and dessert, creating potentially infinite crises of indecision.
Apart Pizza Company
Apart’s owner and chefs hail from Northern Italy, which means each pie they serve is made not only with a hand-rolled crust and fresh toppings, but also Old World authenticity. At lunch, diners can choose from 11 varieties of 10-inch pizzas, which come with a fountain drink for $6.75. (2205 W Montrose Ave.)
Pork Shoppe’s (2755 W. Belmont Ave.) litany of lunch specials offers a barbecued solution to every size of craving, from brisket tacos, fries and soda for $5.95 to a half rack of ribs, mac ‘n’ cheese, and a soda for $11.45.
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