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Even More Apps: RushOrder Now Delivers Food From Popular Koreatown Restaurants

One of the LA's latest food delivery apps aims to capture the Koreatown market.

Kobawoo House, Koreatown
Kobawoo House, Koreatown
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Score another one for the suddenly-booming food delivery app market. RushOrder is among the latest to jump into the increasingly crowded space, offering (at least on its surface) the usual array of benefits over the more common system of, you know, calling the restaurant you want and ordering your food from them and then waiting for someone to show up at your door so that you can pay that person and then eat.

RushOrder’s niche is twofold, though: in addition to delivery, guests can actually place an order through the app but dine inside the restaurant instead. Or, they can order in advance and pick up the meal themselves, all of which sort of blends the two adjacent worlds of app-based ordering and payments at restaurants, and the latest slate of "frictionless" mobile food delivery services.

The second, and arguably more important angle that RushOrder has taken, though: they’ve partnered with a bunch of Koreatown restaurants, some of which weren’t previously offering takeout or delivery options at all. That means popular options like BCD Tofu, Kobawoo House and Ham Ji Park — alongside other nearby spots like Boo’s Philly Cheesesteak, The Bun Shop and Mario’s Peruvian — will all be saddling up for quick-service food delivery through the app, which seems ideal for anyone desperate to get some blood sausage or fried chicken from OB Bear sent straight to their doorstep.

RushOrder is currently available for limited restaurants in Santa Monica, Westwood, West LA, downtown LA and Koreatown, and as always with delivery apps, expect the roster of participating restaurants to grow.