CHESTERFIELD TOWNSHIP, MICHIGAN (AP) – A Michigan man said he was left with a USD1,000 bill after his six-year-old son ordered a virtual smorgasbord of food from several restaurants last weekend, leading to a string of unexpected deliveries – and maybe a starring role in an ad campaign.
Keith Stonehouse said the food piled up quickly at his Detroit-area home last Saturday night after he let his son, Mason, use his cellphone to play a game before bed. He said the youngster instead used his father’s Grubhub account to order food from one restaurant after another.
The boy’s mother, Kristin Stonehouse, told The Associated Press (AP) on Thursday that Grubhub has reached out to the family and offered them a USD1,000 gift card. The company also is considering using the family in an online promotional campaign, she said.
Keith Stonehouse said he was alone with his son while his wife was at the movies when Mason ordered jumbo shrimp, salads, shawarma and chicken pita sandwiches, chilli cheese fries and other foods that one Grubhub driver after another delivered to their Chesterfield Township home.
“This was like something out of a Saturday Night Live skit,” Keith Stonehouse told MLive.com. He added, “I don’t really find it funny yet, but I can laugh with people a little bit. It’s a lot of money and it kind of came out of nowhere.”