Even More Tablets and At-Gate Delivery Arriving for Hungry Airport Travelers
Thankfully for our taste buds there doesn’t seem to be a shortage of restaurant options popping open at airports across the globe. And while there’s no new celebrity chefs putting their finishing touches on terminal tables and concourse chairs this week, there are a few technology tidbits.
HMSHost—known for creating and serving airport delicacies—is at it again with their gate delivery service. They’ve expanded their reach into Utah, as they’re now offering up free delivery at Salt Lake City International Airport. The B4 You Board app is now serving up stuff like a chicken and pork souvlaki plate from Greek Souvlaki over in Terminal 2. In case you don’t remember how things work, all you have to do is browse menus on your mobile device, place your order, and then it will be delivered right to you at the gate. We just remind you to take it easy on the tzatziki, as we’re not sure about the odor of Greek yummies at 35,000 feet.
Over at Phoenix Sky Harbor HMSHost is at it again, but this time they’re the ones bringing the mobile devices to the travelers. E la Carte’s Presto tablets are headed to Taberna del Tequila—that’s located in Terminal 4. The tablets allow you to peruse the menu, check out prices, split checks, and of course place your order as well. Basically it’s ordering without a paper menu and featuring plenty of chances to upsell to patrons, but we’ve still got to hand it to ‘em for using some technology at the airport. If things catch on—and we’re sure they will—there’s already plans to expand things over to the airport in Charlotte.
All we need now is the option to get a side order of Tums delivered with our gyro and taco, and we’ll be good to go for our flight.
[Photo: E la Carte]