The no-power lunch: Seattle food trucks used Square’s Offline Mode to make sales during outage

The power outage in downtown Seattle on Wednesday wasn’t going to maintain workplace staff from consuming, and thanks to one little bit of know-how from the fee service Sq., food trucks did a brisk enterprise.

The firm reached out to say that, based mostly on a survey of distributors within the Occidental Sq. space, Square’s Offline Mode was an enormous assist during the hour or in order that energy was misplaced. The instrument permits sellers to proceed to course of transactions once they lose a sign.

Right here’s the way it works:

The food trucks in Occidental Sq. are having day. #Seattle #poweroutage pic.twitter.com/T4fvLyjwLo

— Cody Permenter (@somecody) May 25, 2016

With energy out downtown Seattle, food trucks are doing brisk enterprise in Westlake Park. #SEAoutage pic.twitter.com/0StL45NvkQ

— David Bennett (@DvBnt) May 25, 2016

What do you do during an #epicpoweroutage? Go to lunch on the food trucks. pic.twitter.com/iqBuqr8Iam

— Seattle journal (@Seattlemag) May 25, 2016

A rep from Sq. advised GeekWire that many lunch spots weren’t in a position to settle for playing cards during the outage. Cecilia Rikard, proprietor of the food truck Off The Rez, advised Sq. that they’d 25-30 p.c extra sales (from bank cards) during that point.

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