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Tyler Merfeld co-owns Toad Style BK in New York and says his restaurant was overwhelmed by the promotion. Manuela Lopez Restrepo/NPR hide caption

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Grubhub offered free lunches in New York City. That's when the chaos began

Yesterday was a bad day for Grubhub. The food delivery service launched a free lunch promotion for people in New York City. And spoiler alert: it backfired.

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North Korea may conduct a missile or nuclear test timed with Biden's visit to Asia

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Tyler Merfeld co-owns Toad Style BK in New York and says his restaurant was overwhelmed by the promotion. Manuela Lopez Restrepo/NPR hide caption

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Grubhub offered free lunches in New York City. That's when the chaos began

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