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These Toronto apps let you pre-order from restaurants

Grabb and Hangry are two Toronto apps that let you pre-order and pay from restaurants. The apps are designed with the busy and urban dweller in mind, the kind of person that wants to grab their food quickly without wasting any time in lines or for the kitchen to prepare their order.

Let's take a closer look.

Grabb
Grabb allows you to pre-order as well as pre-pay for meals. The app is easy to use, you choose your restaurant, browse the menu, order and pay. The app also gives you real-time updates to let you know when your order has been received by the restaurant and is ready for pick up.

Currently Grabb allows you to order from only 14 Toronto restaurants including a number of Hero Certified Burgers locations, Market Street Catch and Fresh Off The Boat.

Hangry
Hangry is another app that allows you to click, order and pay for your take-out orders. Like Grabb the app allows you to select a restaurant from a list, or from a map, order off the provided menu and pay. Currently Hangry is partnered with 19 restaurants including The One That Got Away, California Sandwiches and Ben and Izzy's Deli. However, a few of their listed restaurants are marked as coming soon.

Both Grabb and Hangry are similar and as relatively new apps offer a small selection of restaurants to choose from. However, Hangry has a few additional features lacking in Grabb. As a repeat customer with Hangry you can use the apps reordering feature that allows you to get your last order with a few quick clicks. Hangry also allows customers to fully customize their order, a feature that doesn't appear to be available on Grabb.

One feature only available on Grabb is the listing of each restaurant's expected wait times. This is a handy tool for busy customers who can pick a place based on the fastest service.

Which app gets to become Toronto's go-to take-out food tool will likely be determined by which startup succeeds in partnering up with the best and largest number of restaurants.

Have you used either Hangry or Grabb yet? Let us know what you think of these apps in the comments.

Follow Sima Sahar Zerehi on Twitter @SimaSaharZerehi.


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