Our app of the week takes care of one of the problems business travelers regularly face when on the road – what to eat? For travelers who use their hotel room as their office, Grubhub is a fantastic way to stay away from (overpriced) room service food, or chain restaurants next door to the hotel. With GrubHub, you can pull up a variety of local restaurants, and order food directly from their site, mobile site or app. Best of all, because this order is entirely online, you’ll have an emailed receipt to use for your expense report, which means no longer having to track down lost receipts for meals.
Most restaurants add a small delivery fee, and you have the option of adding the tip directly to the online payment. During the order, you can leave important address details such as room number or floor. The only situations where this won’t work is when the hotel elevator requires a room key to operate. In that case, you can simply request that the food be left with the front desk, and they will call you to pick it up.
Of course, eating in your room for a week isn’t always a good idea, but plenty of business trips take you to towns where there simply isn’t much else to do. So, next time you’re on your third night at the local sports bar, consider using GrubHub to place your food order and expand your horizon a little. And yes, you can of course pre-order food, which is extremely fun to do at 36,000 feet when you are on Gogo!