Restaurant chains Chipotle and Denny’s have joined Blackboard’s BbOne Off Campus payment solution which tracks millions of student transactions each year. The company also said more participating campuses have signed on to the program.
BbOne makes off-campus transactions more convenient and secure by adding a debit account to the university identification cards that students, faculty and staff carry with them. Students and their parents can add funds to the accounts and monitor purchases that can be made on campus and off campus at one of more than 1,400 participating program vendors.
In the last year, nearly 20 different colleges, universities and K-12 institutions have adopted BbOne, bringing the total number of participating institutions to more than 80 and adding nearly 100,000 students to the program.
Some of the recent campuses joining the BbOne network include Columbia University, New York; Phillips Academy Andover, Massachusetts; Santa Clara University, California; the University of Arkansas; the University of Toledo, Ohio; Utah State University, and Xavier University, Cincinatti. Since implementation of the BbOne program earlier this spring, Columbia University has already experienced positive student feedback.
Other vendors recently added include Campusfood.com and Brinker International, which operates Chili’s Restaurants and On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina. The new program partners join other national merchants that participate in BbOne including CVS. The program also features the participation of hundreds of locally owned independent stores.
BbOne is part of Blackboard’s commerce management solution that provides institutions with the technology to manage payment on campus, off campus, and online. In addition, Blackboard also provides security management solutions including video surveillance, access control, and mass notification.