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$6 Lunch Subscription Service From ClassPass Founder Expands Into Austin

MealPal is available downtown and around campus

Tacos from Torchy’s
Tacos from Torchy’s
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Erin Russell is associate editor of Eater Austin, a native Austinite, and a big fan of carbs.

MealPal, a lunch subscription service based out of New York, is now live in Austin. It’s specifically available to those at the University of Texas or in downtown, and includes 75 restaurants between those areas.

MealPal follows a subscription model, where customers pay $5.99 per meal for 20 lunches, or $6.39 per meal for 12 lunches, which often represents a discount from regular ordering. Meals are served during the week, excepting holidays. After placing an order online, the customers can pick up lunch to-go at the restaurant, skipping the line to order.

Participating restaurants include vegan burger truck Arlo’s, Fareground taco stand Dai Due Taqueria, Seaholm poke restaurant Malibu Poke, Torchy’s Tacos, and sushi restaurant She’s Not Here. The service will expand to other parts of Austin based on customer feedback.

Meal Pal was founded by Katie Ghelli and Mary Biggins, who was a founder of workout phenomenon ClassPass. It’s currently available in 20 cities worldwide, with dinner available in some cities.