Most Apps Aren’t Worth the Download, but Gyu-Kaku Sure Knows How to Make It Enticing

Updated on Sept 5, ’21 and Sept 5, ’22

First thing you are probably thinking is what does it do? and is it worth the space on your phone (I will tell you it beats having to clip a coupon or your Pokémon Go app that you have not used lately).

Restaurants want you to be a repeat customer, so if you are not taking advantage of their promotions, you’re losing out my fellow guy-you-cock-ooh (btw, it’s pronounced gyoo-cock-ooh).

If you have friends or are cool with your mom/dad, you will receive 50 points per friend/parent because this app will pay off as soon as you download it.

Right off, you can get s’mores or ice cream.
Photo Description: my Pinterest Pin image with my GregTan9245 promo code to get 50 points.
One of the major reason why we would eat at Gyu-kaku in California was that they always had promo’s.

Why Download the Gyu-Kaku App

The last thing you need is another app on your phone to clutter things up while taking up valuable hard drive space (like that Pokemon Go app that you haven’t touched in a while). Hard drive space is one reason most steer clear of downloading yet another app, but this one is worth the download if you answer “yes” to the two questions below:

  1. FREE things: you’re going for the first time and you like free things.
  2. Frequent Diner: why wouldn’t you want to cash in for being a frequent customer.

If you eat at Gyu-Kaku, even if it is your first time, I highly recommend you download the app because it pays off from the beginning (and you can’t say that about Skee-Ball).

Photo Description: the Gyukaku app opening screen. The Gyu-kaku logo, along with the text "Japanese BBQ Dining."
Welcome fellow guy-you-cock-you-ers or in Japanese Gyu-kaku.

Gyu-Kaku Promo Code

Photo Description: gyu-kaku-invite-code is "GregTan9245."

Where to Download the Gyu-Kaku App

“Gyu-Kaku” app by Punchh, Inc., 18 MB.

Photo Description: the "Google Play" icon has the text "Get it on Google Play" along with the Google play logo.

Google Play Store

“Gyu-Kaku” app by Punchh, Inc., 34.8 MB.

Photo Description: The Apple app store logo has the words "available on the App store, along with the Apple logo.

Itunes iPhone

More Rewarding Than Skee-Ball and a Magikarp

Remember playing hours of Skee-ball to get 10,000 tickets to only find you that your choice of prizes are either a ball point pen or an eraser? Well, the Gyu-Kaku app is more rewarding, and you also get fed.

Photo Description: an image by Gyu-kaku of a number of meats laid on on their signature rectangular black plates. A top the meat is a sprig of parsley.
The ease of use of an app one ups your coupons and fanny pack.

Just by Joining

100 Points
As of the time of this post, you instantly get 100 points for downloading the app

If You Connect Via Facebook

50 points
You get an additional 50 points for connecting with your Facebook account. That right there gets you a free ice cream, s’mores, salad, mushroom medley, or toro beef! (yea, I used an exclamation mark).

It’s Your Birthday

100 points
Regardless if you have friends, Gyu-Kaku has you covered for your birthday, and I can show up if you’re buying the beer.

Lure Your Friends In

50 points
You both benefit because you get 50 points, but so does your friend. So this is how we’d both benefit if you don’t have a friend, is if you use my code “GregTan9245” (consider us friends if you do).

Special Offers

$10 OFF
Until Sept. 20th, 2017, you also get $10 off when you spend $30.

The Downsides of the Gyu-Kaku App

There is ONE annoyingly dumb feature of the app which is after you accrue points, you will be notified of the expiration of points (you can not turn it off, so you will get notifications all the time).

I had to turn off notifications via my phone, not the app.

Not every location is on board with the app, and I guess some of them are like “naw, we’d rather not reward you with anything if you like coming here.”

Am I Getting Paid to Say This?

No, I wish, and I’m just trying to hook you up. In fact, I dismissed the app till a friend in Texas told me how he was benefitting from it (thanks Raimbault family). Too many companies come out with useless and senseless apps, but not Gyu-kaku in terms of rewarding frequent diners.

Photo Description: image of the Gyu-kaku BBQ grill, a number of hands (2) surrounding the grill using tongs to flip or pick up the meat.
When it comes ot promo’s, Gyu-kaku reigns supreme. Imagery courtesy of Gyu-Kaku

What You Really Get From the Gyu-kaku App

The pricing is an approximate pricing, and it may vary based upon your location.

  • 100 Points

    • $3.00, s’mores
    • $2.00, ice cream
  • 150 Points

    • $5.75/6.75, Salad
    • $5.00, Mushroom medley, buuuuuutter and fungus, yes. Next to the spinach another one of my favorites.
    • $4.25/5.25, Toro beef
  • 200 Points

    • $8.25, Sukiyaki bibimbap
    • $6.25/7.25, Shrimp garlic, this is my goto.
  • 250 Points

    • $9.75, Harami skirt steak
    • $8.25/9.25, Kalbi short rib
    • $6.50/8.25, Filet mignon, it might sound bougie, but lean meats aren’t all that unless it’s really high quality and make sure to cook it rare to medium rare.
  • 500 Points

    • $25.00 off your next visit. (this change really sucks)
    • Now they only give you a 25% discount off (up to $100 dollars).
Photo Description: the shrimp from Gyu-kaku being grilled. You can see dark grill marks on a number of the shrimp (approximately 4 shrimp are on top a grid like grill).
Be sure not to over cook the shrimp and that lemon goes great after you’re done grilling.

Get the App Because it Beats the Need for a Gyu-Kaku Coupon

If you want to get some free points yourself, please feel free to leave your code in the comments section or drop me an email.

*The above is meant to give you an idea of the pricing, and I am not responsible for pricing errors. For pricing, please visit the official Gyu-kaku.com website for pricing for your location.

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