Late at the Gate? Your Food is Ready

    Grab is a free app (Android and Apple versions available) that aims to redefine the concept of eating “on the fly.”
    Grab is a free app (Android and Apple versions available) that aims to redefine the concept of eating “on the fly.”

    OK, you gave yourself plenty of time to get to the airport and gate and everything is on schedule. Enter I-94 (or many other busy freeways), backups, construction – and *#!**!!!!! OMG!

    All of a sudden you are out of time and need to maximize every move you make. You are also famished because you were counting on sitting down at an airport eatery, catching up with e-mails and social media – and relaxing.

    Here is a time saver. And it’s free. Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) just joined a growing group of airports nationwide that have restaurants on Grab, a mobile app.

    Download Grab, which is available for Android or iPhone, and you can order up, pre-paying your meal or snack, which will be ready when you swing by. Once you grab the order, it’s back to your scurrying down the concourse.

    The participating food venues even have VIP pickup lanes for Grab order customers. The app also tells you the terminals and locations of the food venues, and you can filter for cuisine types. Terminal maps and gate-to-gate navigation are among many other services on the site. It’s pretty cool.

    Already listed on DTW are Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Coffee Beanery, Hockeytown Café, Popeyes, TGI Fridays, Le Petite Bistro and Thee Irish/Guinness Pub.

    Grab offers directories at more than 40 airports nationwide and is rapidly expanding its base, with over 1,000 airport restaurant and retail concepts signed up to join the platform—including the addition of some 45 restaurants in May alone. Grab’s launch partner is Delaware North, one of the world’s largest privately held hospitality and food service companies.

    For more on Grab or to download the app, visit www.grabmobileapp.com.