Finding food trucks that are OPEN NEARBY. Yelp puts food trucks by their home location and includes them in searches and there’s no way to see where they are nearby. Google I think just doesn’t include them ( or maybe it does ). Why do I have to page through a whole bunch of good sounding things and found out that it’s the parking lot where the food truck parks when it’s not working???
Food Hours vs Bar Hours. When I’m searching for food in a time range, don’t tell me the hours when drinks are served and food isn’t. I know it’s kind of a pain to have two open hours, but it’s so crucial when searching for food at 10pm or 10:30pm and you’re getting all these bars that serve food and may or may not have the kitchen open and you have to freaking call them or just know the kitchen hours.
I asked a friend at Yelp about this once and they denied that it even happened, and i whipped out my phone and showed them, and they said “most of us have kids and aren’t out searching for food at that hour” and … I also know the problem can be more complex ( like, 4 different possible hours, including happy hours, including when the location is open but drinks aren’t served either, or there is a limited menu, but FOOD VS NO FOOD is a perfectly reasonable cutoff, don’t let perfect be enemy of good!!!)
2a. Food hours while driving in Google Maps. Every time I use the “search for food on my route” WHILE I AM DRIVING I get a list of closed places. Well, dur, this feature is most useful if I’m driving at night and I’m starting to get hungry and tired, and I’m really not interested in what is on my route TOMORROW MORNING when I’m obviously not going to be on that route. This is so obvious I wonder if there’s a patent out and they don’t implement it because of that, but, er! And, the more obvious right thing is whether it will be closed or open when you’ll be near it but I’d even give them a pass on that. Just filter out the things that will be closed when I’m searching.
Sorry, just needed to write this somewhere. I have tried different google product forums.