BWW Question- Two Takeouts on same day? Why not

If I am lucky enough to nab TWO Buffalo Wild Wing TAKEOUT shops on the same day-- is there any reason I can not do two lunch shops on the same day? The allowance time for these lunch takeout shops are well long enough to accommodate me doing the two shops within the generous lunchtime hours. I can for sure do two of those within time constraints AND have a lot extra wings to take to the USPS ladies or SPCA. The company does not prohibit this as far as I have read.

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I think the company that has these blocks you from performing more than one at a location within X amount of days. But, two at two different locations may be possible?

MegglesKat
I just signed up for two lunch shops on the same day-- so I guess the software will let me. I know another company that does not allow you to do two lunch meal shops on the same day.
Yes you can do two take out shops on the same day. There are two locations near each other that I try & grab together to feed my family of 7. I've done it numerous times.
@catlassy wrote:

I just signed up for two lunch shops on the same day-- so I guess the software will let me. I know another company that does not allow you to do two lunch meal shops on the same day.

Is this for two different MSC's and two different Retails? Sometimes just because you can does not mean you should?
It's for the same MSC. It is a free for all, as long as one can handle it then the MSC is not going to interfere. Because you can not shop the same location for 30 days, it all balances out eventually. If it becomes a problem, the MSC will remove ones ability to self assign.

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I'm in the same boat. I have two take-outs scheduled for the same day, and the locations are close enough that I don't have to rush to get to them.
I will use the technology I know to start a global garden instead of feeding the world greasy phony fast food. I hope some homeless or starving person is waiting outside the Retail, for the processed food .The Client actually don't care about our health, just as long as the MSC finds someone to do the shops. Kind of makes ............ ..........can't wait for the next 30 days.
Sojo, I get their salads when I do the BWW takeout shops. The guidelines don't state that you have to order wings or other greasy foods. And I think the fee is actually only $5 so no one does them for the money unless they are heavily bonused. But I can get 2 salads with the reimbursement for 1 shop.
And sometimes you have to have to let go and eat junk once in a while... I cook pretty much 7 days a week (3 meals a day) and I don't feel a bit guilty about indulging or letting my kids eat a greasy meal every now and then. And no the client nor the MSC is NOT supposed to care about our health, but a random crap meal isn't going to kill you. Everyone needs to do what is best for them, not the clients responsibility.


@sojo917 wrote:

I will use the technology I know to start a global garden instead of feeding the world greasy phony fast food. I hope some homeless or starving person is waiting outside the Retail, for the processed food .The Client actually don't care about our health, just as long as the MSC finds someone to do the shops. Kind of makes ............ ..........can't wait for the next 30 days.
I cook 7 days a week. And I don't feel guilty doing it. Eating salad has not cause the obesity epidemic in the US. Eating greasy and processed food whether cooked in the home or fast food is not nourishment. I eat junk food when I cook French fries from real potatoes, or I cook hamburger from ground beef from the supermarkets shop. Sure is a lot cheaper, last longer and there is more, for no additional cost. My family health is not dependent on the number of fast foods I can shop in, or by crossing the street, or by indulging in an expanding waistline.

Kind of makes one wait for the next 30 days for the next random crap meal, because it is heavily bonus.

Today we do two ff shops in the same time frame, tomorrow we'll do 6 ff shops covering each meal time frame. Excuse me why I wobble across the street to feed the homeless person the Clients food.grinning smiley

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/18/2017 09:11PM by sojo917.
Yes, my scheduler said I can do two take out lunches in the same day- however on second though this MS allows this be a lunch or dinner shop -- so I can do a take out at lunch and a take out dinner later on in the same day. Love them wings- wish the stock was doing as well as the wings taste. Same for Chipotle, the once darling of fast casual stock price is now in the crapper for awhile until they get past the squeamish tummies (Chipotle, to too much ecoli and such which I think they are getting past and I do like thier food but thier shops are a royal pain.)
Just remember, either the MSC or the client can nix you as a shopper. Maybe Employee X at the client sees the same shopper with two lunch shops during the same day at different locations and assumes that their evaluation of the food is not worth a bucket of spit. Then what happens next?

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Why would the food evaluation be impacted by two carry out lunch shops on the same day?

One of the companies limiting shoppers to one meal evaluation during a dining period does it primarily because they think shoppers are morons who can't keep two shops straight. The same reason they require a set time between shops even if the stores are right next door to each other.

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@whosear wrote:

Just remember, either the MSC or the client can nix you as a shopper. Maybe Employee X at the client sees the same shopper with two lunch shops during the same day at different locations and assumes that their evaluation of the food is not worth a bucket of spit. Then what happens next?

Bad assumption. The MSC and client will be much happier with several properly performed shops, all from the same shopper, than the same locations shopped by different shoppers that didn't follow guidelines properly and/or provided weak narratives. Quality, integrity and reliability is what they are looking for.

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Of course, but how does one properly evaluate food quality, taste and how it influenced their experience when it is the second one in the same time frame? The Law of Diminishing Returns comes into play in this case.

Do not read so much, look about you and think of what you see there.
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There are seven people in my house.... each shop reimburses **about** 15 wings. So picking up two shops would net me about 30 wings or about 4 wings per person..... I can taste one wing from shop #1 and one wing from shop #2 then just enjoy the rest of my meal. No Law of Diminishing Returns........

@whosear wrote:

Of course, but how does one properly evaluate food quality, taste and how it influenced their experience when it is the second one in the same time frame? The Law of Diminishing Returns comes into play in this case.
A professional shopper wouldn't have any trouble evaluating the food from two shops.

Equal rights for others does not mean fewer rights for you. It's not pie.
Never try to teach a pig to sing. It's a waste of your time and it really annoys the pig.
Especially a shop this easy. Most of the time I end up having to delete from the narrative because I have too many characters.
They've switched companies since the last time I did this shop so it's been awhile but is there even a food evaluation on this report? I can't remember if there was.

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Good point.

Do not read so much, look about you and think of what you see there.
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@catlassy wrote:

If I am lucky enough to nab TWO Buffalo Wild Wing TAKEOUT shops on the same day-- is there any reason I can not do two lunch shops on the same day? The allowance time for these lunch takeout shops are well long enough to accommodate me doing the two shops within the generous lunchtime hours. I can for sure do two of those within time constraints AND have a lot extra wings to take to the USPS ladies or SPCA. The company does not prohibit this as far as I have read.

I would ask the scheduler, catlassy, to be sure that you're not violating any rules.

Each company has their own rules and they are not always in harmony with the technology behind the job boards of those companies. I was curious about rotation requirements for a client who used Market Force once and I asked their help desk (email) about it. The responder said that for that client, if you see a job listed on the board, then you are allowed to take it. If there is a wait time between shops then it is already built into the software and the shop wouldn't show if I was ineligible for it based on rotational requirements/wait times.

I thought that was really great and user-friendly! I'm not sure any other mystery shopping company's job board has that feature, although I don't think I've ever asked either. smiling smiley Also, I'm not sure if that feature was specific to that client I was asking about or if all clients listed on MF's job boards automatically filter out shops that shoppers aren't eligible for. It's possible it was just for that one client.

On the other hand, with See Level HX, I have DEFINITELY noticed that for a particular client I shop for them that they'll list jobs we can accept for which I'm not eligible, due to rotational wait times. I had to ask a scheduler about that and she said that I couldn't accept one of those if it hadn't been 30 days (I think it was 30 - I'd need to double-check my email). It makes it potentially more difficult for the shopper, because you might have to look up your old shopping records and the fact that the job is sitting on the board can be deceiving. You might naturally think you're eligible for it, but you have to sort of self-monitor your own eligibility status and accept only if you're allowed.

So with different clients, there are different rotational wait times and with different mystery shopping companies, those wait times may or may not be built into the job offerings they list on their boards for people to accept. That's why I feel the need to always ask a scheduler.

In your case, there's an extra wrinkle. smiling smiley You're asking about two shops in the same meal period on the same day and for the same client, but at two different locations! THAT'S A MOUTHFUL!!! :p I know I'd definitely have to ask about that with a scheduler! I wouldn't know if that's allowed or not. I know for at least one other fast food company that I shop that they specify you're not allowed to do two shops in the same meal period on the same day - even if it's at two different locations. But each client has their own rules. In happens to be the case that for another food shops I do that you actually can shop two different locations of the same client on the same day and within the same meal period!

So many unique rules for clients and mystery shopping companies! Have fun! But ask your scheduler!! The worst case would be that you didn't realize a rule conflict and you did the shops and didn't get reimbursed for them!!! sad smiley That would really stink and hurt your wallet and time!

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/19/2017 05:36PM by shoptastic.
@whosear wrote:

Of course, but how does one properly evaluate food quality, taste and how it influenced their experience when it is the second one in the same time frame? The Law of Diminishing Returns comes into play in this case.

Were you thinking that a person would be too full after Meal 1 to give an accurate evaluation of Meal 2's food?

If so, that's interesting. I wonder about that.

I actually did two different fast food clients in the past for the same meal period before and didn't personally notice any problems with it. Although, now you've made me think twice about it.

I was definitely more full than normal by the time I got to Meal 2. But I felt it was still possible to judge food taste quality. I noticed things about Meal 2 that made it a less than ideal serving. It wasn't hot, but instead was closer to lukewarm. It felt like it had been sitting there for a while or simply not heated up enough. I didn't think being full impacted my ability to discern that.

But then I did think could being too full make me appreciate a really well-made meal less? Usually if you're hungry, most things taste better than normal! grinning smiley I know it seems that way for me usually. I mean, a rotten sandwich or overly salty fish, etc. can still be evaluated obviously, but I feel like I would eat things I'd normally not go for if I was super hungry. And the flip side of that is if you're already full. How does that impact your ability to appreciate food?

Hmmm. I wonder about this dilemma. For sure, anyone can still accurately judge food that's messed up in an obvious way: burned, too salty, raw when it should be cooked, has a hair in it, not hot enough, etc. But what about finer distinctions of tastiness or flavor? Can you really appreciate something the same and accurately when you're already full? If not, then is that unfair for a client who is asking you to evaluate their food? sad smiley

Got me thinking with your post!

I've only done two meals in the same period twice before, but I could technically to them more if I wanted to. Now you've made me stop and think!
How many MSC shops BWW? I've seen two different scenarios by two MSC, a beer order and dine-in lunch/dinner but never take out. I'd much rather do a take out shop.
This question is in reference to TAKE OUT orders - not dine-in so you would not need to worry about being full..........just take a few sample bites and inspect.
@eyelove2shop wrote:

How many MSC shops BWW? I've seen two different scenarios by two MSC, a beer order and dine-in lunch/dinner but never take out. I'd much rather do a take out shop.

I've seen take-out before for BWW with one company. I don't know how many companies offer BWW.
@catlassy wrote:

This question is in reference to TAKE OUT orders - not dine-in so you would not need to worry about being full..........just take a few sample bites and inspect.

You mean I wrote that long post for nothing? winking smiley

I completely forgot about that dynamic! You should still ask your scheduler if it's allowed though. Even if you think you know the company. client, and job board software's rules, then change sometimes! I've caught myself forgetting about a rule change once with a company and it affected my shop report acceptability. I'm registered with roughly 70 companies and sometimes have a rule change slip by me if I'm not careful. It wouldn't hurt to always ask the scheduler something like this, because the worst case would be if you do both shops and didn't get paid! sad smiley
@shoptastic wrote:


You mean I wrote that long post for nothing? winking smiley

I completely forgot about that dynamic! You should still ask your scheduler if it's allowed though. Even if you think you know the company. client, and job board software's rules, then change sometimes! I've caught myself forgetting about a rule change once with a company and it affected my shop report acceptability. I'm registered with roughly 70 companies and sometimes have a rule change slip by me if I'm not careful. It wouldn't hurt to always ask the scheduler something like this, because the worst case would be if you do both shops and didn't get paid! sad smiley

every post u write is long.
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