For those who fly, getting past security is only half the battle of spending a few hours in an airport. The real dilemma is what and where to eat as you wait for a flight. Multiple airports on the East Coast have introduced a new and growing in-airport delivery service that brings your meals right to your gate as you wait for a flight, eliminating the wandering traveler on a quest for food.
AtYourGate, has been named one of the “Top apps to download in 2019” by the Today Show and is continuing its expansion into major airports. The user-friendly app enables passengers to order food from select restaurants and other items directly to their gates in airports that have adopted the new delivery app. It’s an easy and convenient solution for all travelers to order food, drinks and even travel accessories while in the airport.
Travelers only need to follow three simple steps, according to the AtYourGate website: download the AtYourGate app, order your desired items and wait for them to be delivered directly to your gate. It’s that easy.
Customers should usually expect the delivery of their food within 20 to 30 minutes of placing their order. Travelers are also provided with real-time updates on the status of their order, and there is no minimum order requirement.
On top of food, airport shoppers can order a wide variety of items on the app. Customers can place an order for their airport needs ranging from neck pillows to a phone charger, according to the app’s website.
The company has delivered more than 5,000 orders and generated more than 15,000 app downloads between Newark Liberty International Airport, LaGuardia Airport and JFK International Airport, according to a press release from The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
“AtYourGate’s rapid expansion is a testament to its strong partnerships, which have enabled us to offer the best-in-industry app for mobile ordering and delivery in our current network of airports,” said AtYourGate founder and CEO PJ Mastracchio.
AtYourGate is now available at JFK Airport’s Terminal 7 & 8, Newark Liberty International Airport, LaGuardia Airport, Portland International Airport, San Diego International Airport and Minneapolis Saint Paul Airport.
Founded in 2015 by Mastracchio in Laguna Beach, CA, the CEO created AtYourGate to give passengers easy solutions to the pains of traveling needs.
“I traveled extensively for business and was an early adopter of the on-demand economy,” said Mastracchio. “Whether it was an early flight, a tight connection, or an arrival followed by a dash straight to a meeting, I found myself always sacrificing food for work.”
“We are proud to say that in a little over a year we’ve delivered more than 40,000 meals to hungry travelers and airport employees,” said Mastracchio.
With thousands of passengers served across the United States, AtYourGate implements a new type of airport delivery service that will look to satisfy their customers for years to come after a booming start.
“Our goal in year one was to prove that a passenger or employee could download an app, enter their personal information, shop, check out and have food delivered,” Mastracchio said.