THE DARK SIDE OF HONG KONG NIGHT LIFE 1

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It was so much more simple then.

There was only Food By Fone started up by the same group of semi-movers and shakers in Hong Kong who invested in a number of small businesses that all went south, which one could call and order home a lunch or dinner mainly from the Lan Kwai Fong area.

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The business was off-the-hook, and, for a few years, Food By Fone was going ring-a-ding-ding.

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Of course, in Hong Kong, success breeders copyists, and Cuisine Courier came on the scene.

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Overnight, through their “restaurant reach” and connections and competitive percentages on orders placed, they offered the stay-at-homes more restaurant choices- Thai, Chinese, Italian, Chinese Italian, Indian, Indonesian, Lebanese- until, today, Food By Phone is left hanging on the line.

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Call Food By Phone today and they have lost the delivery services for a large number of restaurants.

It’s so frustrating to call them and hear those plaintive words, “Sorry, but they are temporarily not with us.”

What “temporarily”?

They’ve gone- vamoosed- hit the Happy Trails, adios, amigos.

Magician

Enter Dial-A-Dinner into the scene with its new set of drivers from the sub-continent- do these guys ever bathe or ever heard of a deodorant?- and, with lower prices, built up a decent client list. But, not for long.

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Dial-A-Dinner has now also gone South leaving- say many restaurants who bought into their delivery services- with no payment made through their deliveries.

Jeez, it almost sounds like one of former M1NT whiz kid Alistair Paton’s fledgling ponzie schemes.

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Meanwhile, the new company that has taken over this Titanic refuses to pay Dial-A-Dinner’s bad debts and which, we predict, will see a number of legal cases- not as big as all the hoopla involving Rafael Hui and the Kwok brothers- but money is money, cheats are cheats and cons are cons.

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