Kevin Smith’s “Veggie Grill Addiction” Makes the News
But that love-according to Smith-has become a “Veggie Grill Addiction” as the filmmaker recently paid $200 to a Twitter follower for a time-sensitive Veggie Grill delivery.
Yesterday, Smith tweeted:
“Flying back to Vancouver from St Louis in the a.m. I have 95 minute layover in Chicago - where there is a
@VeggieGrill by The Loop. Do I risk missing my flight and try to make it from @fly2ohare to #VeggieGrill before my next flight or is that nuts? Thoughts from any Chicagoans?”
After countless followers advised the Silent Bob actor not to attempt the risky mission, Smith offered $200 and a photo (if desired) to anyone willing to “deliver the food.”
Shortly after, Alex Smith (no relation) accepted the “epic Veggie Grill run” and Kevin tweeted him the details. Although there was some suspense due to Kevin not being able to send Alex his order (no wifi), Kevin confirmed in a tweet and video that it all worked out in the end:
“WE DID IT!
@Im_Alex_Smith made the @VeggieGrill Run from The Loop to @fly2ohare in time for me to enjoy a little piece of home right here in Chicago’s airport! Many thanks for being The Bandit, sir! It was an adventurous, delicious layover!”
The order included “buffalo wings, a Nashville hot chicken sandwich, crispy cauliflower, tempura green beans and a Beyond Burger.”
Veggie Grill shared the story on Facebook, and included this quote from Kevin:
“It was an adventurous, delicious layover and I’m incredibly grateful you took the time to help feed my Veggie Grill Addiction!”
The entire story made the local news on NBC Chicago.