They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch, but the man behind Free Famous Food disagrees. Free Famous Food is a voucher site where you can get 100%-free meals. There are absolutely no gimmicks, no up selling and no hard selling, and the partner restaurants don’t serve you old, rotten, or “experimental” food. The restaurants will give you actual food items in the same portion and description that is on their menu. You’re probably thinking (as I was), how are they able to do this and where can I sign up? I’ll go into more details and also share my own personal experience with a couple of the restaurants I’ve tried.
The Details & Terms:
Free Famous Food started about a year ago, and since then has grown tremendously (as you would expect). Every day the site offers a couple of free food vouchers. You may only select one voucher per day (24-hour period). Each restaurant limits the number of vouchers so sometimes the vouchers will not be available (out of stock).
If you selected a voucher from one restaurant, you will have to wait 30 days before you can choose another voucher from the same restaurant. This is to give other users a chance to also try that restaurant. Also, each restaurant may have additional restrictions such as redemption days and times, though most will not have any restrictions.
How to Get the Free Meal:
You will need 2 things – a voucher and a PIN. To obtain a voucher for a free meal, you need to sign up as a user. When you first sign up, you are asked for your email and mobile number. The voucher will be sent to your email and the PIN will be sent via SMS.
IMPORTANT: Upon first login, make sure your mobile number is correctly entered in the system. Even though you provided it as part of the sign up process, sometimes the system may not have it. Under your user account, do make sure that your mobile number is entered and correct; if not, you can update it if necessary. The voucher is automatically emailed to you once you’ve selected a voucher. The PIN, however, may come to you in a couple days as there may be a delay.
I visited 2 restaurants and thus received 2 free meals. The first one was a butter chicken and garlic naan set at Indian Expess. The staff was aware of the arrangement, took the voucher and noted the PIN and did not give me an evil glare or attempt a hard sell. In fact, he didn’t even give me a menu. Besides, the portions were enough for one person so there was simply no need to order more.
At the second restaurant, I tried something new – banana flower vada with cumin water at Greenleaf Cafe. I would have never found this restaurant otherwise and I’m glad to have tried something I normally would not order. In viewing their menu, I also found that they have a $9.90 (nett) vegetarian lunch buffet from 11 am to 4 pm.
The food from both restaurants was very good. The service was good too. I was pleasantly surprised.