I signed up this lunch subscription in Chicago this Monday (11/14) and it has been pretty good to serve me lunch(normally cost around $10/lunch in Chicago loop) for $6.4/lunch.
How MealPal works? You get monthly lunch subscription - pick up a daily (albeit not unlimited) lunch from participating restaurants.
12 meals per cycle: $6.39 EACH
20 meals per cycle: $5.99 EACH (both without tax)
You reserve the lunch: 5pm previous day - 9:30am, pick a pick-up time and when skip the line and grab your reserved lunch at that reserved time.
For the monthly price of $119(for 20 meals) or 77(for 12 meals, both without tax), MealPal gives subscribers lunch Monday through Friday — which means each meal costs less than $6. I personally chose the 12 meals monthly, planning to cook myself for the rest of the 8 meals.hug My office has free lunch and learn sessions that could also count as the rest of the meals. The catch of Mealpas is that you pay the whole 20/12 meals upfront and don't grab all of the meals you paid for. It excludes weekends.
Over 600 New York City restaurants have signed up to participate in the MealPal program. It's also available in Boston, San Francisco, Miami, Chicago, and Washington DC.
The choices of restaurants are good so far, I work in Chicago loops and the choices available around me in a 5 mins walk distance is around at least 30 everyday. Mostly these choices are from the restaurant I will usually go to grab lunch even without this new service. I have had 3 meals so far and they seem to all serve you the same amount of food comparing to you would normally pay for (mostly they run for $10 as I checked from the menu, so paying 6.4 is like a 35% discount for me).