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Seems like a good idea. Can you flop yourself down on the couch and watch Netflix while you wait for the food?
Actually yes. I arrived at 1:40am, dude greeted me at the front door (because he has good exterior lighting with closed circuit cameras monitoring the front yard and driveway.) Offered his nice leather sofa and makeshift waiting area with relaxing spa music, babbling brook white noise, and reading materials adjacent to the front door while he finished up in the kitchen. 8 minutes later I'm back on the road. Better than standing a greasy McDonald's floor while they pretend to not see you waiting and ignore you for 17 minutes.
 

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You see a lot of this in third world countries.
Often it's countries that are deep blue - socialist hellholes that have stacks of restrictive paperwork and needed bribes to open a business.
Since the US is fast becoming one of those countries, we'll see more of this here.

I have been using a guy that advertises in CraigsList as a mobile auto mechanic. He will come pick up the car, take it to his shop on his property to work on and bring it back AND he charges about half the rate of the mechanic on main street with a big sign.
 

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I’ve not seen this nor am I likely to. Those are probably low-tip orders. Not worth the iffyness of the situation. What if there’s 16 gangbangers upstairs “cooking”?
 

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AND he charges about half the rate of the mechanic on main street with a big sign.
That's what low overhead enables.

And it's weird how you won't hear a single traditional mechanic shop ***** about the other mechanic taking all the "low-ball requests" and "driving down market prices"

What if there’s 16 gangbangers
Then bring your gang so they can bang. 😁
 

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Actually yes. I arrived at 1:40am, dude greeted me at the front door (because he has good exterior lighting with closed circuit cameras monitoring the front yard and driveway.) Offered his nice leather sofa and makeshift waiting area with relaxing spa music, babbling brook white noise, and reading materials adjacent to the front door while he finished up in the kitchen. 8 minutes later I'm back on the road. Better than standing a greasy McDonald's floor while they pretend to not see you waiting and ignore you for 17 minutes.
No complementary chilled cucumber water?

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Yeah I saw on YouTube a while back where someone signed up and was selling frozen pizzas out of their house. A previous employer there were some women who would show up selling hot plates out of the back of their car trunk.
 

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My aunt told me that this used to be a popular thing in the 50's in NYC. Someone would have a rep for being a great cook and would have a couple of tables in their living room. A mini restaurant with no menu.

I saw someone else mention one of these a few months back. Does Uber even check to make sure you have a commercial kitchen, I would bet that they don't. I'm not knocking the hustle of the folks doing it though.
 

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My aunt told me that this used to be a popular thing in the 50's in NYC. Someone would have a rep for being a great cook and would have a couple of tables in their living room. A mini restaurant with no menu.

I saw someone else mention one of these a few months back. Does Uber even check to make sure you have a commercial kitchen, I would bet that they don't. I'm not knocking the hustle of the folks doing it though.
I'm pretty sure I ate in a few houses that were makeshift restaurants when I went to Central America. Basically, had dining in front of the shack but it was good. I lived to tell about it. Not sure if I would want neighbors who have people coming and going constantly though.
 

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Actually yes. I arrived at 1:40am, dude greeted me at the front door (because he has good exterior lighting with closed circuit cameras monitoring the front yard and driveway.) Offered his nice leather sofa and makeshift waiting area with relaxing spa music, babbling brook white noise, and reading materials adjacent to the front door while he finished up in the kitchen. 8 minutes later I'm back on the road. Better than standing a greasy McDonald's floor while they pretend to not see you waiting and ignore you for 17 minutes.
I sense some bovine manure…
 
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