This just in…
The Mighty Casey is once again at bat. In this case, Casey is actually Blanc Burgers Bottles, the field of play Groupon. And for the third time in a little more than a year the local gourmet burger and fine dining powehouse is ioff the what is likely to be a record-setting start.
"They’re at 14,000 sold right now," says Blanc spokesdude Will Gregory. "But by 7 p.m. they should be well into the 15,000 range. They hold the previous Groupon record for 14,000 and change sold."
Here’s the deal….
For $10 Groupon buyers can get $20 worth of "gourmet burgers and drinks" at Blanc.
The quote/unquote "fine print": The coupon – or Groupon – expires January 26, 2012, is limited to one per table, dine in customers only, dinner only (not lunch) and is not valid during "happy hour."
That’s a somewhat significant dialing back of the deal from last fall’s record-setting Blanc Groupon. The fine print limits then were one per table or two per table of four dine-in only, no cash back and not valid with other offers.
Blanc also dialed it back from a maximum of five per customer to three.
Blanc’s Groupon deal is part of a National Burger Week promotion.
"They picked one restaurant per city and they picked Blanc for Kansas City," Gregory says. "They sold 10,000 Friday before lunch."
And by early Saturday afternoon a new Groupon record of 17,706 deals had been set!
"This one is going to go through the entire weekend," Gregory says. "So they could sell 20,000."