Sodexo Partners with Tapingo to Expand Mobile Capabilities at North American Colleges and Universities
June 07, 2016
Sodexo brings mobile ordering to more than 850 campuses; San Francisco-based tech company now reaches 25% of all college campuses
GAITHERSBURG, Md. June 7, 2016 — Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life Services, and Tapingo, the leading mobile commerce application for campus dining, today announced a partnership to bring mobile ordering to Sodexo university campuses across North America.
By using Tapingo’s native apps, students, faculty, staff and community members at Sodexo-served campuses will be able to order food through their campus dining program that can then be picked up or delivered. Not only does this enhance the student experience by giving guests more convenient options, but it also allows Sodexo’s campus dining operations to function more efficiently.
“We work with institutions that prioritize quality of life for students, faculty, and staff, and Tapingo is the only solution that can meet Sodexo’s goals of positively transforming campus dining,” says Bill Lacey, senior vice president at Sodexo. “This partnership provides our campuses with an exciting, innovative service that not only increases satisfaction, but also empowers community members to enjoy healthy, high-quality meals and snacks that suit their on-the-go lifestyles.”
Serving as the campus dining provider to more than 850 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, Sodexo will roll out Tapingo’s mobile capabilities throughout the region. During the fall 2016 semester, Tapingo will include top Sodexo campuses in its deployment schedule, which is expected to see 100 campuses join the Tapingo family. This initiative will extend Tapingo’s reach to 25% of major four-year U.S. universities.
“We’re thrilled to partner with a company of Sodexo’s caliber and reputation,” says Jeff Hardy, Tapingo’s Chief Business Officer. “We’ve made it our mission to make buying better on every college in America. Students and faculty are more strapped for time than ever, and we want to give them that time back. We look forward to bringing our technology and insights to Sodexo campuses across the country.”
Sodexo delivers more than 100 services across North America that enhance organizational performance, contribute to local communities and improve quality of life. The global Fortune 500 company is a leader in delivering sustainable, integrated facilities management, and foodservice operations.
Learn more about the company at its corporate blog, Sodexo Insights.
Since its founding in 2012, Tapingo has leveraged mobile technology to improve the buying experience and solve a key problem for students: lack of time. Using Tapingo’s cutting edge mobile technology, users can browse menus, order and pay, then schedule pickup or have their order delivered. By providing a streamlined buying process that benefits both the students and the campuses, Tapingo drives habitual purchase and eliminates operational inefficiencies. Tapingo processes tens of thousands of transactions per day, and is the ideal commerce solution for the on-the-go on-demand generation.
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