Penn State Partners With Tacit to Provide Student Foodservice…

Penn State Partners With Tacit to Provide Student Foodservice…

“Launching 35 mobile ordering locations in one summer is an incredible undertaking. It truly took a large group effort to successfully launch this platform and could not have been done without the dedication and responsiveness from Tacit.” – Kevin Johnston, PSU

Penn State has chosen Tacit, a multi-channel digital ordering solution, to provide foodservice ordering solutions to students and others who want to order through their smartphone or via a website. With Tacit empowering Penn State Eats mobile ordering, Penn State students can pre-order and pre-pay using credit, debit, and student meal plans. With both pick-up and delivery options, students also have the convenience they need to choose the foods they want and reduce in-person contact during COVID-19 and beyond.

The company provides a mobile app and a web app that offer integration with a wide array of payment gateways. Meal-based transactions, including meals and meal equivalencies, can all be handled through Tacit’s technology solutions for Penn State Eats mobile ordering. Additionally, integration with popular POS and delivery services make it easy and efficient for students to make purchases and receive their food or pick it up at a time that works for their schedule.

Why are colleges and universities choosing Tacit as their foodservice solutions partner? Value, convenience, quality, as well as the flexibility and capability to create custom solutions that work with existing systems and processes, and more are all part of the Tacit online foodservice experience. According to Penn State, the primary reason for choosing this company was, “The willingness and flexibility…as we were going through the RFP process and as things evolved [with COVID] in the spring and summer…Tacit was able to respond and offer suggestions.” With Tacit’s digital ordering opportunities and options, students and others who use the service can expect:

  • App solutions that work across all devices and platforms.
  • An integrated platform offering both ordering and payment.
  • The safety and security of contactless options.
  • More choices for those with health or dietary restrictions.

Digital ordering is becoming the go-to option during the pandemic and will continue to be highly valuable in the future. Colleges’ and universities’ time to move toward student meal plans that work with digital ordering solutions is now. As a pioneer in this field, Tacit is uniquely positioned to help Penn State and other educational institutions address their students’ needs during this challenging and unprecedented time.

“Even under normal circumstances, launching 35 mobile ordering locations in one summer is an incredible undertaking,” said Kevin Johnston, Senior Assistant Director for Residential Dining. “Adding a global pandemic to the mix only amplified the scope of the project. It truly took a large group effort to successfully launch this platform and could not have been done without the dedication and responsiveness from Tacit.”

For Penn State, having Tacit embed its ordering capabilities directly into the institution’s mobile app was a game-changer. This ability provided a single sign-on experience for students and a more seamless use for ordering and payment. As the partnership between Penn State and Tacit grows, students will continue to see additional digital ordering and foodservice opportunities through mobile devices and web-based options.

About Tacit

Tacit is a leading provider of a complete and customizable digital ordering solution for hospitality, foodservice, venues, and casino industries. Tacit’s innovative multi-channel platform provides unparalleled flexibility, automation, and integration, which enable our clients to extend digital ordering to their customers through mobile, web, kiosk, and delivery. For more information, please visit http://www.tacitcorporation.com.

About Penn State

Penn State has 24 campuses, encompassing more than 22,000 acres, across the Commonwealth—a campus within practical commuting distance of virtually every Pennsylvanian. Most offer the first two years of baccalaureate instruction as well as a limited number of four-year degree programs. More than half of the undergraduates who complete studies at University Park start at another Penn State campus. For more information, please visit https://www.psu.edu/.

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Published at Mon, 05 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0000