Ryan Sutton Thinks Groupon’s and Gilt City’s Deals Suck So Badly, He Made a Tumblr About It

Ryan Sutton, food critic for Bloomberg News, can now add crusader to his resume. While the rest of us sit idly by, watching our inboxes fill-up with offers to suspicious-sounding restaurants no one’s ever heard of or spas where we wouldn’t dare disrobe, Mr. Sutton is doing something about it.

Two months ago, he launched a Tumblr called The Bad Deal devoted to “highlighting BAD DEALS on Groupon, Gilt, Living Social, Savored and elsewhere,” in the hopes of saving consumers from “wasting their disposable income on crummy offers that are never redeemed.”

He already harshed Danny Meyer’s mellow earlier this month. But exposing poor bangs for one’s buck is such a passion project for Mr. Sutton, that when Eater requested an interview about why he launched the site, he insisted on manning both the question and answer portion of the Q&A. We have to say, he really asked himself all the right questions. Read More