Carnegie Mellon Dining Services has introduced CBORD’s GET Food on campus — the company’s mobile and online application that enables students to order food in advance for pickup.
As reported by The Tartan, GET Food will enable Carnegie Mellon students to pre-order their food, with orders being ready for pickup in as little as 15 to 30 minutes. Students also have the option to schedule orders for pickup at a later date up to a week in advance.
GET Food provides users with detailed menus directly on the app and enables custom orders like additional ingredients or special instructions. Current participating locations at Carnegie Mellon includes two campus dining locations, with a third location expected to open in April.
Orders made via GET Food can be paid for with a credit card, DineXtra funds, or Flex dollars that are associated with a meal plan, as part of the GET Funds portion of the app. GET Funds enables students to easily deposit DineXtra funds, view balances and see past transactions. The app also enables parents to make deposits directly to a student’s GET Funds account.
University officials say the motivation behind the implementation GET Food and Funds was convenience and the need for a mobile-friendly solution for accommodating food orders. In addition, the university hopes that GET Food will reduce some congestion and lines at peak mealtime hours.
Although only a handful of vendors are currently participating in the GET Food program, Carnegie Mellon Dining Services hopes to add two to three new locations to the program for the coming fall. The university also expects that over time, as the program gains popularity, other vendors will come on board and for more options to be introduced.