[App] Grabb Mobile (enter the $50 giveaway)


Grabb is a free Toronto-based mobile app that allows users to pre-order and pre-pay for food.  The app is easy to use with its user-friendly interface that allows users to browse through the list of restaurants and their menus, select their order, and then securely pay for their order with just a few clicks. Additionally, the app also features a virtual queue, where you are able to see how many other people using the Grabb app are ahead of you.



Grabb wants to "revolutionize the way people interact with various industries", and never have to wait in line at quick serve restaurants and caf├ęs in downtown Toronto. The company aims to help customers avoid long lines during the busy lunch rush with their mobile app. The Grabb app launched in June 2014, and has since partnered up with several restaurants in the Queen St W or King St W areas.

People normally get about an hour for lunch, and they definitely do not want to waste any time waiting in long lines. This is where Grabb comes in, as they offer an easy solution to minimize the amount of times that customers need to wait in line. In regards to sensitive information, Grabb uses the same payment gateway company (handled by Braintree) as Uber, and AirBnB. Thus, ensuring that all users' credit information are safely stored and protected. Paying for food just got simpler.


The app's interface is very user-friendly, and easy to navigate. Paying with Grabb can be done in 5 steps.

Step 1: Choose your restaurant.
Step 2: Browse the menu.
Step 3: Order and pay (your credit card information is saved)
Step 4: Live updates of your order can be seen on the app (real-time notifications).
 Step 5: Skip the line & pick up!

  Grabb currently works with 26 restaurants in Queen West and King West core. Some of these restaurants that are accepting Grabb as a form of payment are Fresh Off The Boat, Aroma Espresso Bar, Hero Burgers, Mean Bao, Bacon Nation, Amaya Express, Busters Sea Cove, and more.

Bonuses:

Download the Grabb app, and use my promo code FOODAHOLIC for 25% off your order @ any participating Grabb restaurants.

Download: App Store
Download: Googleplay
Twitter: http://twitter.com/GrabbMobile
Instagram: http://instagram.com/GrabbMobile
Facebook: http://facebook.com/grabb.ca

About: Grabb was developed by Grabb Mobile Inc., a mobile marketing start-up based in Toronto. Grabb Mobile Inc. revolutionize the way consumers interact with the food and beverage industry.

My Personal Experience With Grabb

I was invited to test out the mobile app earlier this month. I was intrigued by the convenience of not having to wait in long lines for takeout orders. I really liked that the app provided real-time updates (push notifications) of the status of my order. The text message confirmation was helpful as well. Similarly to many other apps, they also provide e-receipts sent to your email with complete breakdown of your order.

I decided to get takeout at Fresh Off The Boat using Grabb since I was seeing a client in the area. I opened the app, and easily browsed through FOTB's menu (description of the item and price are clearly indicated). I ended up creating two separate orders to test out the functionality of the app. For my first order, I got the softshell crab sandwich ($15.95) - our famous softshell crab sandwich served with fresh cut fries and broccoli house slaw. Just a note that there's a small service charge (about 4% of your total order before tax) for the convenience, but it's not a huge amount. Don't forget to use my promo code FOODAHOLIC for 25% off your order.

I completed the transaction, and was quickly taken to the "Final Review" page where I was able to check out the queue time, prep time, and the time that the food is ready by. With the real-time notifications, I was able to estimate the time of when I should start walking to the restaurant. As expected, my order was ready for pick-up by the time I got there. It was a seamless transaction, and I did it all on my phone - without needing to take out my wallet. Lastly, there was an area in the back of FOTB solely for Grabb pick-ups, which I thought was a good idea. Grabb is an app that I will be keeping on my phone, as it will come in handy when I'm in the mood for pick-up at any of the participating Grabb restaurants.

It's a convenient app, especially for those who are often on the go, or can't afford long lunch breaks away from their offices.




                

My second order was the lobster roll ($13.95) - Maine style served with fresh cut fries & broccoli house slaw.



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Giveaway Time

Enter to win $50 in Grabb credits to spend at any participating Grabb restaurants. Contest is open to all Toronto and GTA residents, and will end on 06/02/2015 (Tuesday) at midnight.

[06/02/2015] Thank you very much to those who entered the giveaway. Please be on the lookout for another major giveaway in the next 2 weeks, cheers :)



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Disclaimer: The food and giveaway provided in this post was completely subsidized by Grabb. However, all of the opinions expressed in this review are of my own.