Popular US subscription service bringing $7 lunches to Toronto next week

Apr 17 2017, 3:01 pm

Toronto isn’t cheap.

Goodness knows the criteria for cheap eats has been steadily climbing in recent years. Save for the odd beef patty or slice of pizza, lunch for less than $10 is almost unheard of.

Luckily there’s a new subscription service launching next week in Toronto that aims to make weekday lunches more affordable.

MealPal has already proved to be popular stateside where it operates in 7 US markets as well as in London, UK. It’s set to make its Canadian debut next week going live in Toronto on Tuesday, April 25.

The idea is simple: Pre-pay for either 20 meals in a 30-day cycle at $6.59 per meal ($139.80/month) or 12 meals for $6.59 each ($83.88), then reserve a lunch from over 100 partner restaurants for pick-up.

Participating restaurants will each offer a single dish for MealPal subscribers each weekday and will have it ready and waiting for pick-up at a pre-selected time.

While MealPal Toronto has yet to go live, confirmed partners include local favourites like Pusateri’sKupfert & Kim, Paramount Fine Foods, The Burger’s Priest, Poke Guys, and more.

Similar to how the program has rolled out in other cities, the launch will concentrate on the Financial District to start. The website’s waitlist will help inform expansion plans for the next area of Toronto to target.

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