A man says his 4-year-old nephew ordered $100 in Starbucks goods for delivery, sparking a debate over the status online.
The viral TikTok claim – “Eight orders of Egg Bite, four Iced Venti Caramel Macchiatos, four Grand Iced, three Grand Hot, Cake Pop, and oh yes the Dunkin’ plus #starbucks” – has garnered 894,900 views. It has been liked 83,900 times since it was posted on April 6.
In the short eight-second clip shared by TikToker @marcfranks7The narrator says: “My four year old nephew decided to order Uber Eats. Ordered Starbucks worth $100.”
The video highlights a large food order filling a long dining room table. On the table are iced and hot drinks as well as small Starbucks snack bags of food. Most of the drinks are still in the carrier. Before the end of the video, a man is standing at the end of the table watching the order.
In a comment, @marcfranks7 said that his nephew had no problem with the order. He added: “Just as a heads up, we thought it was funny. He wasn’t punished, just told not to do it again.”
@marcfranks7 also revealed that he had no idea the boy had ordered food. They came back from work to find “three bags on the porch”. And in another comment to a viewer, @marcfranks7 revealed that the guy pointed the driver at “$32 for a five-minute drive.”
according to a survey US FoodsThe average person uses two food delivery apps three times per month. The most popular food app is Uber Eats, and the average amount most respondents pay for delivery, service fees, and tips is $8.50.
statista Reportedly, the Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) for online food delivery is expected to equal $398.08 in 2022.
In response to the TikTok clip, over 600 comments were poured on the viral delivery order, with differing opinions on the situation. “I definitely can’t stand kids,” said one TikToker.
But one viewer said they wouldn’t be upset if their child did. “I would have a husband, but I get to Starbucks for days,” he joked.
Others saw the bright side in the accident. Another TikToker said, “I would call it a happy accident and what I couldn’t drink or share by freezing and refrigerating.”
Many viewers watched the humor in great order. “I’m sorry, but I laughed out loud,” said a TikToker.
@marcfranks7 replied back to reveal: “I can’t tell you how hard it was to explain to him why he shouldn’t. Meanwhile, he was filling his face with blue cake pops.”
Others were judged whether a 4-year-old had the decency to provide gratuity. “I hope he is at least well-tipped,” wrote one viewer.
Theories abound about what the barista or driver might have thought. “They probably thought someone’s boss was treating their employees,” thought one onlooker.
One TikToker had valuable advice: “To everyone, never save your card information on your phone or tablet!”
So what did @marcfranks7 do with that big order? “In the beginning it brought a lot of [a] We were on the job site,” he said in a comment. “Saved a couple coffees for the day and the next. Oh yes, he ate cake pops right away.”
newsweek Contacted @marcfranks7 and Uber Eats for comment.
This isn’t the only viral delivery post in recent months. A man recently alleged that a DoorDash driver ate half his food and then emptied his ashtray on the remaining items after not paying a tip.
Meanwhile, a delivery driver allegedly treated a customer who had ordered food less than a mile away. And in an additional clip, a delivery driver purportedly told a customer that they would not deliver their food without a tip.