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Q code ordering

(10 Posts)
BigBertha1 Wed 02-Jun-21 22:32:34

We are going back to restaurants which is lovely but they all seem to want customers to order using a code on their mobile phones. I find this tricky and it doesn't allow for specific requests. Is it just me who hates this and just wants waiting staff to have a pad and pencil. I don't understand having to take drink from their tray how us this a Covid measure...doesn't make sense to me.

BlueBelle Wed 02-Jun-21 22:43:16

Doesn’t happen where I ve been Had a couple of meals out and just ordered from the menu as normal

cornergran Wed 02-Jun-21 22:47:54

I’m with you bertha, we were clear in a restaurant we had no plans to do it and out came the pad and pen. Now I smile and say I’d prefer not to use it, so far it’s not been a problem.

BigBertha1 Thu 03-Jun-21 10:17:07

Our daughter did it for us as she is very used to it but the order still came out wrong and its difficult to make any changes.

henetha Thu 03-Jun-21 10:20:38

I had to fiddle with an app on my phone just to order a cup of coffee yesterday. It worked!

Oldwoman70 Thu 03-Jun-21 10:23:50

I don't download apps to my mobile phone and I know someone who still uses a flip phone - if I can't place an order to a real person I will walk away

DillytheGardener Thu 03-Jun-21 10:41:43

I have had this issue several times recently myself. I’m not a tech whizz but also not a Luddite either. I have issues many times out with the apps not working (green king I’m looking at you). I’ve had staff keep saying it’s easier on the app for them, but if I can’t order because your app is cheap and keeps freezing I will walk out!

nanna8 Thu 03-Jun-21 11:17:18

We have to use QR codes and if it doesn’t work we have to leave our name and phone number. It works more often than not,though. They are also extending it to supermarkets which is going to cause a lot of delays.All restaurants,churches,libraries etc have to use them. There is a fine if you don’t.

geekesse Thu 03-Jun-21 11:20:17

I haven’t come across this at all. Is it a US thing?

DillytheGardener Thu 03-Jun-21 11:26:15

I’ve had this issue in South East England