The University of Oklahoma Housing and Food Services department, looking for a new way to enhance students’ and guests’ dining experience, has added mobile ordering to its list of services available to restaurant guests. They have partnered with a company based out of San Francisco – Tapingo – to provide this service.
The goal of mobile ordering is to lessen wait time and provide a convenient alternative to traditional walk-up, counter-service ordering. By using Tapingo, guests will be able to order in advance of arriving at the operation. Thus, while there will still be a wait time before their order is ready, they are not spending that time waiting in a line.
The Tapingo app offers guests various options for payment methods including credit cards, PayPal and Sooner Sense. In addition, OU Students will be able to use their meal plans through Tapingo in the same way that they would be able to if they walked up to the location to order.
Mobile ordering will be integrated into the dining locations in multiple phases at the Norman and Oklahoma City Health Sciences Center campuses.
Many on-campus locations now offer mobile ordering –
Oklahoma Memorial Union (Norman Campus)
Bizzell Memorial Library (Norman Campus)
Cate Restaurants (Norman Campus)
Headington Hall (Norman Campus)
Einstein Bros. Bagel
Stephenson Cancer Center (Oklahoma City Health Sciences Center Campus)
The Healthy Hearth
David L. Boren Student Union (Oklahoma City Health Sciences Center Campus)
OU Physicians (Oklahoma City Health Sciences Center Campus)
Tapingo, using a partnership approach with university and campus dining, is dedicated to serving college students and their campus communities. Since launching mobile ordering at Santa Clara University in January 2012, Tapingo has gone on to serve millions of customers at more than 60 colleges and universities across North America.
How to Set Up an OU Tapingo Account
- Download either the iOS or Android app
iOS App Store - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tapingo-mobile-foodordering/id423822370?mt=8
Google Play Store -https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tapingo&hl=en
- Register an account with Tapingo – an OU email address or a personal email address can be used for initial Tapingo registration. During registration, guests will be asked to choose a PIN number that will be used to verify all orders placed within the app.
- Once logged into the app, under “Settings,” (upper left-hand corner of the application home screen) select “Payment Methods,” to add a Sooner Card, Credit Card or PayPal account. To add a Sooner Card account, set University of Oklahoma as the campus and enter an OU email address and Sooner Card ID number to verify the account.