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July 29th, 2002

Dr. Lunch

Do you have a group of people that go to lunch together on a regular basis? Do you often have trouble decided which restaurant most people would prefer? Dr. Lunch to the rescue!

This new service allows you and your co-workers to create individual accounts, then join a group together. Each person chooses restaurants in the area that they like, and then when it comes time to choose where to go to lunch, Dr. Lunch decides (based on who’s going) where the group should eat.

I don’t know how useful this service is or how well it works, really. I just like the dancing bottlecap.

Posted in Miscellaneous

FROM: Chris [E-Mail]
DATE: Monday July 29, 2002 -- 9:38:26 am
If this were 1999 we'd be talking about the $20 million they just got in venture funding, and beating our heads against a brick wall for not thinking of it first!

Instead, we are impressed by their animated gif.

FROM: Greg
DATE: Monday July 29, 2002 -- 9:41:39 am
To show you how low-tech we are at my office, I just folded up some pieces of paper and put them in a paper bag. Soon the internet will be able to order the food for us too!

FROM: Paul [E-Mail]
DATE: Monday July 29, 2002 -- 10:30:14 am
What is the animated GIF, exactly? Is that a bottlecap? Or an upside-down pot pie?

FROM: Ryan
DATE: Monday July 29, 2002 -- 11:14:12 am
Maybe it's a bottlecap that's just eaten an upside pot pie (ordered, of course, from a restaurant recommended by Dr. Lunch).

FROM: Viren
DATE: Monday July 29, 2002 -- 9:41:27 pm

It's a pie....the image is named pie.gif.

Speaking for the Cig lunch group...Dr. Lunch is all back asswards. First, you need to choose the restaurant, dictate it even, and that separates the proverbial lunch men from the lunch mice. None of this "being considerate of everyone's lunch wishes" garbage.

FROM: Robert [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday July 30, 2002 -- 11:17:26 pm
Does anyone remember It was pretty much the same idea, but with movies.

FROM: Phelps [E-Mail]
DATE: Wednesday July 31, 2002 -- 11:14:55 am
I think the gif is actually supposed to be a bottle cap, but we at Dr.Lunch like to pretend like it's a pie...


- Phelps Peeler, founder and co-CEO,

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