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MFI Fast Casual vs. Fast Food
raisitup
Posts:493
MFI has a restriction in bold red on each shop stating that two Fast Food shops may not be done on the same day for the same meal period (e.g. you can't do a McDowell's at the beginning of the lunch period then go to the next McDowell's a couple of miles away to hit it well within the same period). Does this also apply to Fast Casual, meaning I couldn't do McDowell's then a Fast Casual shop, or two Fast Casual shops in the same meal period? Thanks!

(See "Coming to America" for the McDowell's reference) :-)
October 02, 2011 12:20PM
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cvb42jeb
Posts:574
I recognized the McDowell's reference immediately--Florida's husband. In my area, some are closely located and could be done in the same time period. I've never tried mixing ff and fast casual at the same meal period and am also curious if it's allowed.
October 02, 2011 01:47PM
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mawmaw26
Posts:167
I don't know about the fast casual, but you can do 2 of the drivein shops in a meal period.
October 02, 2011 01:57PM
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raisitup
Posts:493
To prevent errors in mixing up reports that may be caused by doing multiple shops on the same day, you may only shop a maximum of 4 shops (regardless of project) per day. Two (2) fast food shops may NOT be done during the same meal period. Please keep this in mind when you accept and schedule shops. Thank you.

This indicates that you can't do that (two shops in the same meal period). Why do you say that is allowable, your own experience, what you were told, etc?
October 02, 2011 02:36PM
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Flash
Posts:17,458
I would not risk doing 2 meal shops for any MSP during the same meal period of the same day, even if the visits were hours apart with a report submitted before doing the second one. That just seems to be asking for trouble.

On the other hand I would not be terribly concerned (except for the calories) about doing an early lunch for one company and a very late lunch for another company at different locations.
October 02, 2011 02:58PM
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raisitup
Posts:493
Just got an official response from MFI, thanks but two shops in the same meal period is a NO GO and grounds for invalidation of both.
October 02, 2011 03:17PM
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mawmaw26
Posts:167
I was told by a scheduler that I could do theses and I have done them. They are the shops you drive in and eat in the car.
October 02, 2011 03:19PM
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Mert
Posts:7,920
Only with expressed permission, when deadlines loom, can more than one shop be done in the same meal period. These have been rare for me, and I have been called asking for assistance.
October 02, 2011 10:01PM
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raisitup
Posts:493
That's kind of what I figured when I made the request. I'm sure had I asked at the END of October I would've gotten a different answer :-)
October 02, 2011 10:45PM
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cvb42jeb
Posts:574
Thinking more about it after posting, I felt pretty sure it would be a no-no--now we have the official word. Thanks.
October 02, 2011 11:57PM
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Brak
Posts:274
Keep in mind the shops Mawmaw are referring to usually have a different meal period, instead of lunch or dinner their period usually runs from 11am-8pm. Therefore it would be much less of an issue to do several of these in the same day compared to the ones you have a 2 hours window to do the drive thru and inside.

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October 03, 2011 09:29AM
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