'Ship Dining on the Go' moves touchscreen kiosks


Students can now pre-order food from convenient locations around campus, thanks to efforts by Chartwells, the company that runs Shippensburg University Dining Services.

Patrons of 2mato and Papa John’s, SU’s two favorite on-campus pizza joints, now can order pizza as they leave class, or on their way to pick up food. This alleviates wait times and keeps lines short at both dining locations.

Chartwells marketing department has had the Ship Dining on the Go kiosks in the CUB and Starbucks for close to a year and a half. Chartwells recently decided that a change in the location might increase participation.

Kiosks have been relocated to the lounge area in 305 Grove Hall, and in the Dauphin fishbowl, and are mounted against the wall in visible locations. They can be used to order most items on the menu but there are some restrictions.

Text alerts keep students up to date on their order’s status, and let them know when the purchase is ready.

Kiosks also provide menus, nutrition information and coupons, which will be available until the end of the semester, according to Abbey Brotzman, marketing director at SU’s Chartwells service, who has been influential in organizing the installation of the touch-screen kiosks.

The kiosk system is accessed with a computer chip in the form of a sticker which can be attached to nearly anything including university I.D.s, phone cases or wallets.

“I have mine on the inside of my phone case. It doesn’t even have to be directly open or accessible,” said Brotzman, demonstrating the ease of scanning in at any kiosk location.

Stickers can be picked up for free at Papa Johns, the registers in the CUB, or students can stop by Reisner and ask for Abbey.

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