Groupon just announced that it recently sold its billionth Groupon, which it says puts it in the “the same elite company as Apple, McDonalds, Uber, The Beatles and Elvis, among others.”
“One billion is a lot of Groupons!” a spokesperson for Groupon says. “223 miles of burgers stacked, which is equal to 1,946 Seattle Space Needles stacked on top of each other, 134 million bowling balls thrown, which is equal to the entire populations of California, Texas, Florida, New York, Illinois and Pennsylvania combined, etc.”
The billionth Gruopon sold was an $11 for $20 promotion for pizza and Italian food at Pirrone’s Pizzeria in the St. Louis area.
Here’s a look at the kinds of Groupons they’ve sold over the years:
As long as we’re reflecting on Groupon’s history, here’s a little something founder (and ousted CEO) Andrew Mason posted a few months ago that’s worth reading:
I wrote something about Groupon, called "Why root for Groupon?" https://t.co/sAQSI0Mjda
— Andrew Mason (@andrewmason) November 20, 2015
Images via Groupon