Perhaps Seamless should have known better than to release a big discount on food delivery on one of the biggest nights of television.
On Sunday night the popular food delivery app and website featured a special HBO-sponsored deal in honor of the premiere of "Girls," Lena Dunham's popular half-hour show about 20somethings in Brooklyn.
But "Girls" wasn't the only big action on TV on Sunday -- there was also The Golden Globes and the NFL playoffs. The special discount put too big of a strain on Seamless and people weren't able to order any food. According to Seamless's Twitter, the problems lasted about 4 hours.
Someone left a hairdryer plugged in and broke some things.. We are working on our GIRLS issues and will be back up ASAP!
We survived a polar vortex, we shall overcome this GIRLS trouble as well. We are working on the trouble and will be back for you ASAP!
@EthanRasiel No bait and switch, simply an overly busy night causing some system issues. We are working quick as we can to get all fixed.
The Globes, the GIRLS, the playoffs and the hunger has things running slow. Thanks for your patience as we work this out. Be back soon!
We have rebooted and are reloading as we speak. Fingers crossed, we should be back up any minute. Thanks for the patience! Happy ordering!
Eventually, Seamless got it together and got back online. Unfortunately, by the time the site returned the shows were pretty much finished and people had to resort to actually calling restaurants to place orders, or, God forbid, cooking something.
Seamless tweeted at frustrated customers, asking them to DM the company with their login email and Seamless would "work something else out" for them.