Tuesday 22 August 2017

Wifi isn’t the only gripe at Web Summit – now attendees forced to shell out €20 for lunch

The Independent.ie gourmet sandwiches proved a hit
The Independent.ie gourmet sandwiches proved a hit
Brian O'Reilly

Brian O'Reilly

WIFI problems are so 2014 when it comes to the Web Summit – 2015’s gripe is the price of lunch.

Food has traditionally been free for attendees at the massive technology conference, however this year it comes at a  cost.

Food is now served on a token basis, with one token costing €20, which will buy you a main and a drink.

This could consist of a burger without chips and a drink.

Attendees have taken to Twitter to vent their outrage at the price – the hashtag #FoodGate began trending at the seemingly Celtic Tiger pricing.

Independent.ie were serving free gourmet sandwiches and were overwhelmed by peckish tech entrepreneurs.

The sandwiches, made by Love Supreme in Stoneybatter, were soon snapped up.

The Independent.ie team will be back at the RDS with more sandwiches tomorrow – make sure to follow @Independent_ie on Twitter to find out where the team will be.

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