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App offers mobile ordering at some Atlanta airport restaurants

You may soon be able to order a bite to eat at the airport before you even get to the terminal.

A new mobile app called Grab is offering mobile ordering service for a number of restaurants on Concourses D and T at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

Grab is partnering with concessionaire Delaware North, which says the mobile ordering service is rolling out at 21 restaurants on the two concourses, including Jamba Juice and Grindhouse Killer Burgers.

According to Grab, customers can order and pay from their mobile device, skip lines and go to Grab pick-up locations. Those connecting in Atlanta can place orders while they’re still on the plane, with no extra fee to the customer, said Delaware North travel hospitality chief operating officer Richard Schneider.

"We're trying to do it to help the customer as they're hurrying and running from place to place," Schneider said.

Schneider said as the launch partner for Grab, Delaware North is working on finalizing pick-up areas. If a flight is delayed, the restaurant would try to contact the customer through the app and "make sure the food was fresh," he said.

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Business reporter Kelly Yamanouchi covers airlines and the airport.