Hearne: Blanc Burgers Bottles Shatters Groupon Record, Still Going Strong

 

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."

 

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14 Responses to Hearne: Blanc Burgers Bottles Shatters Groupon Record, Still Going Strong

  1. craig glazer says:

    Wow
    Thats great!!

  2. harley says:

    groupon not so good anymore
    offers suck…theirv revenue is down like 40%…TO MANY COPY CATS…
    SHOULD HAVE SOLD OUT EARLIER….
    living social will overtake them…and googles new deal is going to put them all under.
    and besides…those burgers aint nothing compared to westport flea market….
    and who cares…hearne you are an idiot to waste time on this shit…..

  3. chuck says:

    Harley-what does that mean?
    I’m not being a smartass, I never do research like you, smartmant and bschloz, so I need a little clarification. Even if I did do research, I am so hyper and dyslexic I couldn’t sit still long enough to understand it.

    Down 40%? What? Blanc burgers? Groupon?

    By the way, I have been to Blanc Burgers. Really good, it ain’t cheap.

    Hey, I’m from Missouri.

    Still, excellent food.

  4. chuck says:

    Explain things to your grampa. 🙂
    I’m old. 🙂

  5. smartman says:

    10-4 Harley
    I made a bet with a friend of mine that we could go into Blanc without a Groupon Coupon and get the same damn deal, which we did, and it’s actually better for Blanc not having to give Groupon their cut. They don’t need Groupon anymore. Bring it in house and put more money in your pocket you overpriced ground beef pounding whores.

    Pigs get fat hogs get slaughtered Groupon is a walking cadaver. Phone aps are coming out that will destroy all these bullshit internet discount whores.

    All Groupon has proved to me is that some businesses have too much margin, they are biblically stupid or both.

    Too bad Groupon wasn’t around when the rub and tugs were open. I would have bought some extra complimentary massages. “Your paid massage is over. Place my hand on the part of your body where you would like your complimentary massage.”. Happy Endings!

  6. Super Dave says:

    Blancs Not that great
    Been there and I wasn’t that impressed for the price. A lot of hole in the wall bars make a better burger cheaper with a frosty cold draft to go with it.

  7. chuck says:

    LMAO
    Too bad Groupon wasn’t around when the rub and tugs were open. I would have bought some extra complimentary massages. “Your paid massage is over. Place my hand on the part of your body where you would like your complimentary massage.”. Happy Endings!

    Rub and tug…

    Thats killin me…

    🙂

  8. bschloz says:

    Blue Ribbon
    I saw the burger promotion online…..but didn’t receive Blanc offer?
    LINKDEN. GROUPON. TWITTER FACEBOOK. Whats Happening to us?
    Smartman ….I think that pretty much sums it up. Lol
    “How do you sell $1 worth of food for 25 cents”?
    “VOLUME. MY SON. VOLUME!”

  9. mermaid says:

    Better deal Better burger
    Here’s a better deal that you can’t pass up! BRGR who in my opinion is far superior to Blanc has a deal that if you give them 10 dollars for a 10 dollar gift card they will give that 10 dollars to Joplin! They have sold hundreds so this is a really great charity for Joplin plus you get to spend your 10 for the best burger in town!

  10. smartman says:

    @mermaid
    Good idea! Seeing as how you’ve dated Glazer how do we know that you know the difference between good meat and bad?

  11. chuck says:

    Thats actually a great idea Mermaid.
    fuckin smartman, lmao…

  12. Vince Throxton says:

    Final # was?
    So what was the final count?

    harley Westport Flea Markets SUCK! Just because they tell you they are good doesn’t make it so. Obviously you care too, you posted a comment dipshit.

    Blanc is fine, I do really like the fries. SuperDave and mermaid are totally right. We only go with a Groupon and stay as close as possible to the Groupon amount as it is not worth full price.

  13. mermaid says:

    Dont eat meat…
    Hey Smartman I always get the veggie burger so I really wouldn’t know!

  14. rick says:

    Blanc….
    Owners who could give a shit less about customers or employees, sold out both at their Lees summit CONCEPT… So called Chefs who are cooking Hamburgers, (not a big Deal) They are failing horribly and the Plaza location will soon fall due to their incompetence…please challenge me to a interview with Ernesto and I will bring my notes and pictures from the kitchen and copies of BAD CHECKS….. these people are FUCKING idiots…..

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