Tulsa late night food delivery service in question
10:15 PM, Jun 21, 2018
TULSA, Okla. -- It's possible a late night food delivery service is operating without a license. The Tulsa County Health Department is having a hard time finding Midnight Grill and claim if they are operating, they're doing so illegally.
It’s easy to order food from our smartphones, but there’s one place Kimberly Bollinger will never order from again.
“I did end up getting sick from it," she said. “Food poisoning sick--upset stomach and throwing up.”
The name is Midnight Grill. Not only could 2 Works for You not find the location, but neither could the health department. It’s possible there isn’t one.
“Are they operating out of the back of a car?" Bollinger said. "Are they operating in a dirty apartment?”
Patricia Lawwill filed a complaint with the health department.
"When they told me that they could not find a listing for it, I realized that there was a very serious problem here and I started to question the health standards of this business," she said.
In 2014, the health department approved a kitchen for Midnight Grill near 72nd E. Ave. and Pine St., but the website claims it is now operating at Pine and N. Garnett, where a handful of warehouse businesses sit.
“It looks like a website that would be operating, but it doesn’t have an address on it," Health Department Supervisor Travis Splawn said. "It’s tough. There are no pictures of the building or anything and if you call the phone number, it gives you a recording.”
2 Works for You interviewed a woman who didn’t want to show her face, but claims she saw an ad on Craigslist to hang flyers for Midnight Grill..
“We had an extensive conversation about hanging flyers on doors and that he was out of Muskogee," the woman said.
But she says she never went to work after she began asking questions.
“The guy straight up told me he cooks out of his home," she said. "I was like, ‘What do you do? Brown bag it?'"
2 Works for You messaged a delivery driver and he claims the company is still in business but wouldn’t disclose where it's located.
“There are so many people who have been wronged, who have gotten sick and who have gotten money stolen from them," Bollinger said.
A person who says he is a former delivery driver emailed 2 Works for You information saying the food was purchased at Sam’s Club and it was mostly heated and reheated.
Plus, he claims that purchases over the phone were adjusted if the customer was difficult while making the order.
“There was a $23 order and they got charged over $70," Bollinger said.
The health department is ready to track down the owner, and former customers are warning others to beware.
“Everything together makes it so shady and scary," Bollinger said.
2 Works for You reached out to the owner but has not heard back.