The multiple parcels of the same order were the result of repeated tapping by the girl while the food app wasn’t functioning
Though food delivery apps offer a simple and easy way to enjoy lip-smacking restaurant platters at home, a technical glitch or a slow internet could make the dining experience far less satisfactory.
This is precisely what happened to a Filipino family, which had more than 40 delivery persons lining up outside their door carrying separate parcels of the same order.
Placing a simple order for lunch, comprising two boxes of fried chicken fillets with fries, with her grandmother, went horribly wrong for a little girl in Cebu City, the Philippines, due to snail-slow internet and the erratic ways of the food app.
Soon, the narrow street in Barangay Mabolo that they reside on saw 42 riders of Food Panda arriving, within minutes of each other, with the same order, drawing curious glares from neighbours.