Ritual’s lineup-skipping mobile food ordering platform takes Toronto by storm

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  • mastjaso

    Could you try explaining what Ritual actually is or does? This article is terrible.

    All it’s told me about Ritual is:

    -Ritual is popular.
    -Ritual is not Uber for X.
    -Ritual “puts busy professionals in a fast lane by simply adding convenience … to everyday transactions”
    -Ritual isn’t for the 1%, it’s for mass market
    -something about “QSR”s …. no idea what that means
    -Big Smoke uses Ritual.

    …. so I know a bunch of things that ritual isn’t, some random PR platitudes, and …. that’s about it. I still have no idea what this app is or is hoping to accomplish.

    • Matthew Wheeler

      It’s an app for ordering food from restaurants and bypassing the regular line. Restaurants have their menus listed in the Ritual app and you can customize your order and pick it up when it’s ready. The title of the article tells you exactly what it is and what it does.

    • Patrick Cuyegkeng

      And it does actually work quite well. The slick part of the app is that is updates you on how long it will be until your food is ready, and approximates when you should leave to get there accordingly. Once you’re there you skip any lines, pick up your food, and leave. No fuss, no muss.

      The only negative you have to deal with is the jealous stares of the people who are stuck in the line you bypassed.

      Also worth noting is that in my experience, food prices are ever so slightly marked up compared to what some restaurants might have on their normal takeout menu. Just something to keep in mind, since depending on where you eat/order from, it might be cheaper to call ahead instead. You would just have to deal with paying in store and however long that would take.

    • outa_space

      So, Ritual marks up prices of the food?

      How is this different than Just Eat? Just another noise maker on the market.

    • Tim

      Just Eat is a delivery service, Ritual orders have to picked up by the person ordering

    • mastjaso

      This seems like something that would be extremely easy for Just-Eat to implement.

    • mastjaso

      No it doesn’t; the title tells you very vaguely what problem it hopes to solve (waiting in line for food). It says nothing about what the app actually does to solve that problem or how the app actually works.

      “It’s an app for ordering food from restaurants and bypassing the regular line. Restaurants have their menus listed in the Ritual app and you can customize your order and pick it up when it’s ready.”

      The article should’ve started with this.

    • Roy Trenneman

      I think QSR is short for Quick Service Restaurant. I fully agree it’s an absolutely terrible article.

    • Andrew_notPorC

      I really have to agree. Author needs to take an intro to journalism course.

    • John Pisscle

      I am assuming from your comment/questions English is your native language.
      QSR (Quick Service Restaurants,)
      Another read may clarify exactly what Ritual is….(maybe not, in this case.)
      This is not a complex article and clearly answers all your questions….best you steer clear of this app.
      Too much brain drain for some.

  • Moosen

    We use this app a few times a week and it’s great. Skipping the line is nice but it’s especially useful for days when I derp & forget my wallet or debit card at home. This still allows me to pick up some lunch. If you’re in their market are give it a shot.

    btw, if anyone is in their area and wants an invite I can use my referral to you for $10 credit.

    • Andrew Devlin

      shoot a referral over to me, please!

    • Moosen

      Followed you on twitter via throwaway. Will DM you the code once you confirm.

  • Roger

    I referred my wife for $10 credit for each of us. Email me your email address for referral and $10! tapin4par@outlook.com