Published on January 2nd, 2012 | by Bilal Sulehri3
Restaurants in United States Stop Taking Orders by Cell Phones
Restaurants in Chicago have been warned by police to be cautious while taking orders from customers via cell phone. It has been reported by CBS that some restaurants have already refused delivery orders from customers via cell phone as a result of incidents involving robbery of delivery men by armed robbers.
CBS quoted a delivery boy who was robbed during a routine delivery:
“They said, ‘Give me everything you’ve got’ … I said, ‘Here, take it,’” Smith says.
Police has already issued a list of cell phone numbers to alert and warn local businesses about culprits who have ordered via cell phone and robbed the delivery men.
A steady decline in land line phones and the fact that many people have cell phones as their primary communication device may hamper the sales of the businesses which are refusing to take orders via cell phone. But the problem could also be addressed by confirming the exact address from the customers instead of addresses specifying the street name only.