A 6-year-old boy orders $1,000 worth of meals through Grubhub

A family in Michigan had an involuntary feast over the weekend when their youngest child, a 6-year-old boy, mistakenly ordered more than $1,000 worth of food through the Grubhub app.

On January 28, the boy, identified as Mason Stonehouse, was playing with his father’s phone without knowing that part of his game consisted of placing dozens of food orders with the Grubhub application.

It was 9:00 p.m. when the first orders began arriving at the Stonehouse home in the Detroit suburb of Chesterfield.
One after another, the delivery men arrived at their home, rang the bell and left a food order, without the parents knowing why they were receiving them.

“What’s going on? Why are you bringing me food?” Mason’s father asked several delivery men who were leaving orders at the door of his home.

That was until Keith Stonehouse discovered that the meal had been ordered by his own six-year-old son without him knowing that he would actually make it home.
Not knowing what he was really doing, Mason ordered shrimp, salads, shawarma, chicken wraps, sandwiches, cheesy fries, and many orders of ice cream.

The transactions with the credit card associated with the Grubhub account were so large, and in such unusual amounts, that the bank began sending Keith fraud alerts about an attempted purchase of $400 per pizza.


♬ Grubhub Delivery Dance Soy Yo – Grubhub

He sought to return all the food ordered by Grubhub

As the food continued to arrive and the father of the family realized what had happened, he tried to call the restaurants to explain the situation.
However, in each of the calls he made, he received the response that he should contact the application to clarify the situation.
It was then that Keith contacted Grubhub to find a solution to spending more than $1,000 that his son had made ordering out of control.

When it looked like the Stonehouses would not only have to eat all the orders little Mason had made, but also pay for the bills, Grubhub contacted the family with some good news.
Grubhub offered the family another $1,000 in gift cards so they could order whatever food they wanted.

But Mason’s parents decided to teach his son a lesson about the management and use of money, so they took the money that the little boy had been saving to pay a small part of the expense that he made with food orders.

Melissa Galbraith
Melissa Galbraith is the World News reporter for Globe Live Media. She covers all the major events happening around the World. From Europe to Americas, from Asia to Antarctica, Melissa covers it all. Never miss another Major World Event by bookmarking her author page right here.