Screenshot of "B4 You Board" app

Screenshot of "B4 You Board" app

We've all been famished at the airport gate, but weighed down with too much stuff to comfortably wander toward food. That's why the newest addition to O'Hare International Airport sounds promising: food delivered to the gate. And for no extra charge!

The "B4 You Board" program allows travelers to order food in terminals 1, 2 or 3 with a free app available for both iPhones and Androids.

Participating restaurants at O'Hare include Tuscany Cafe and Chili's Too in Terminal 1; Blackhawks Restaurant & Bar in Terminal 2; and Wolfgang Puck Cafe and Chili's Too in Terminal 3. The service is available seven days a week between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m., and orders usually take about 20 minutes to arrive.

The service, however, is not available at all gates in each terminal; in Terminal 3, for instance, delivery to only eight gates is available.

HMSHost, which manages food service at more than 100 airports worldwide, is looking at expanding "B4 You Board" to include other O'Hare restaurants in 2012, a company spokeswoman said. The service is also available at New York's JFK international Airport and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

For more information, check out the news release here.

jbnoel@tribune.com

Twitter @traveljosh