Airport mobile ordering app on track to proliferate U.S. airports
HOUSTON – Grab, the largest e-commerce platform in U.S. airports, announces several new partners bringing continued growth to mobile ordering at the airport. Areas, Concessions International, Creative Food Group, Midfield Concession Enterprises and Star Concessions have joined the platform. These new partners join Delaware North, Paradies Lagardère and HMSHost to enable mobile ordering at a significant portion of the U.S. airport industry through the Grab platform.
“We are excited by the continued growth of the Grab platform with these new partnerships,” said Jeff Livney, Chief Experience Officer of Grab. “The belief our partners have in Grab reiterates the value that a single platform brings to the industry. We all work to build technology and distribution to drive top line results for the industry and make travel better together.”
From Areas: “Areas is excited to partner with industry leader, Grab,” said Xavier Rabell, CEO of Areas US. “Our shared goal of enhancing the traveler experience gives us yet another opportunity to add value for our guests.”
From Concessions International: “Concessions International is excited to launch Grab mobile ordering, to make it easy for busy travelers to view menus, order and pay online and get to their destinations on time,” said Basil Banko, vice president of IT for CI. “We are looking forward to the Grab partnership as we begin our implementation in Atlanta, Denver, Dallas, DC and Miami.”
From Creative Food Group: “CFG is committed to enhancing the customer experience at our concepts by embracing new technology,” said Roger Schwandtner, Business Development at Creative Food Group. “We are excited to partner with Grab to enable mobile commerce through the growing platform.”
From Midfield Concession Enterprises: “We are excited to partner with Grab to enable our customers to order their meals through mobile phones. At Midfield Concession Enterprises, we are always looking to enhance the customer experience as well as maximize sales for our airport and brand partners” said Andrea Hachem, President of Midfield Concession Enterprises.
The largest e-commerce platform in U.S. airports, Grab is the mobile application modernizing and simplifying the purchase of airport necessities. Grab’s on-demand mobile ordering platform enables time-pressed travelers to pre-order at a variety of restaurants in a growing number of airports worldwide. It leverages users’ travel information to curate the restaurant, retail and service options along their path through the airport, enhancing customer choice and eliminating extensive wait times. Grab further reduces the stress of airport travel by providing other day-of-travel resources, such as terminal maps and gate-to-gate navigation, all in one convenient app. Download the app at grabmobileapp.com or through the App Store or Google Play.
Areas is one of the global leaders in the travel catering and retail industry, generating €1.679 billion in revenue in 2015. A global brand of Elior Group, Areas welcomes 330 million customers each year in 2,200 restaurants and points of sale in 12 countries, throughout Europe as well as in the USA, Mexico, and Chile. As the caterer of choice in the travel and leisure markets, focusing on quality for 45 years, Areas is present in transportation hubs large and small across the world (airports, train stations, motorway service plazas), as well as in exhibition centers and leisure parks. Building upon a culture of operational excellence, Areas draws on its in-depth understanding of travelers’ needs and the most extensive range of catering concepts on the market to offer the perfect blend of ingredients for each of its 900,000 daily customers to savor. For further information: areas.com Areas on Twitter @Areas / @AreasUSA / @Areas_FR / @Areas_ES
About Concessions International, LLC
Atlanta-based Concessions International, LLC, founded in 1978, is a dynamic food and beverage concessionaire with operations in eight airports. The company’s portfolio includes franchised, licensed and proprietary concepts, including casual dining, quick service, snack, deli and bar and grill. The company is a franchisee of major national brands including Fresh To Order, Seattle’s Best Coffee, and Einstein Bros. Bagels. CI operates Pemberton Café at the World of Coca Cola, and Paschal’s Restaurant in the historic Castleberry district of downtown Atlanta. Visit www.cintl.com for more information.
About Creative Food Group
Creative Food Group, LLC has been in business since 1994. The company has expanded from one small coffee shop to over 50 stores spanning the United States. Creative Food Group currently operates restaurants at New York Penn Station, malls, office buildings and six airports.