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‘Grab’ – Food on the Fly

11140316_931504100268576_131619407388494162_nFor those of you that get to the airport two hours or more before flight time, chances are that you’re pretty savvy when it comes to timing airport meals. That said, there are always some additional tricks of the trade when it comes to saving even more precious time.

A new national (in-house) restaurant food order app has launched at the Buffalo Grab-Buffalo-NY-3Niagara International Airport (BUF). Called ‘Grab’, the app allows travelers to pre-order and pre-pay for their food, so that they can grab it on the fly. This modern day tech convenience is a great way to ensure that travelers get a chance to eat before jet-setting off to vacation or a NYC commute.

‘Grab’ partnered with Delaware North to orchestrate the mobile ordering service. “With the summer travel season ramping up, now is the perfect time to launch Grab in our restaurants at Buffalo Niagara International Airport,” said Kevin Kelly, President of Delaware North’s travel hospitality business. “Our focus is to make air travel stress free and delicious. Grab’s mobile ordering service allows us to deliver both, providing passengers with a memorable travel experience.”

Participating BUF restaurants include the following:

  • Anchor Bar
  • Blue Zone
  • Checkers
  • Lake Erie Grille
  • Queen City Kitchen
  • Which Wich
Grab does not deliver at this time. App users place orders at restaurants for pick-up on the way to the gate. Delivery may become available in the future, but is not available at present. Mobile ordering for Grab is currently available at 10 airports (and by the end of May, it will be at 14 airports total). Grab offers directories at 40 airports, of which many do/will have mobile ordering, but not quite yet.

Some of the other conveniences offered by Grab are: view directories, menus, turnaround times, ratings, express pay, favorites, pay with points (coming soon), preference filters, interactive navigation, and place or hold pre-paid order capabilities. Currently, Grab is available at over 40 airports nationwide. The app also helps travelers to locate restaurants, retailers and services located within the respective terminals. Already, the app is working with over 1000 airport restaurants and retailers.


buf-grab-food-Buffalo-NY“Grab aims to eliminate some of the stressors associated with air travel today,” said Mark Bergsrud, CEO of Grab. “Passengers no longer have to wait in lines for food, or run blindly through unfamiliar terminals for fear of missing a flight. We are improving the airport experience by empowering passengers with the resources they need wherever they travel in our network.”

This should turn out to be a handy-dandy service for Buffalo’s frequent flyers. Now if we could only land Uber…

Grab is compatible with both Android and iOS mobile devices, and is currently available in the AppStore and Google Play.

For more information or to contact Grab, visit


Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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