PHILADELPHIA & SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tapingo has partnered with Aramark (NYSE:ARMK), the $15 billion global provider of award-winning services in food, facilities management, and uniforms, to launch a revolutionary approach to the end-to-end food-ordering experience for university students and staff across the USA.

Tapingo, the leading mobile commerce application for campus dining, and Aramark will roll out the service at more than 25 universities during the program’s initial phase. Students, faculty, and staff at these campuses will benefit from advanced mobile ordering, pickup, and delivery technology via Tapingo’s smartphone app.

Aramark has identified mobile technology as fundamental to its growth strategy. “Across the business landscape, the most successful companies are leveraging mobile to stimulate consumer engagement while streamlining operations,” explains Brent Franks, Aramark’s Chief Operating Officer of Education. “The partnership provides us with an opportunity to offer a convenient mobile solution and further strengthens our ability to provide outstanding customer service.”

Aramark officials cite the Tapingo product’s success at campuses such as the University of Central Florida and High Point University as a key motivator for the partnership. “We evaluated several possibilities, and Tapingo came out on top – from both a business standpoint and a user perspective. Students absolutely love it.”

“We’re excited that Aramark has recognized and is responding to a new generation of customers who expect ultimate convenience,” says Jeff Hardy, Chief Business Officer at Tapingo. “We look forward to working with Aramark to bring cutting-edge mobile commerce technology to customers and operators across the country.”

About Aramark

Aramark (NYSE:ARMK) is in the customer service business across food, facilities and uniforms, wherever people work, learn, recover, and play. United by a passion to serve, our approximately 270,000 employees deliver experiences that enrich and nourish the lives of millions of people in 21 countries around the world every day. Aramark is recognized among the Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE and the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. Learn more or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Tapingo

Since its founding in 2012, Tapingo has leveraged mobile technology to solve a key problem for students: lack of time. Whether confronted with long lines while racing between classes, needing a “midnight boost” during late-night study sessions, or faced with a lack of options when living off campus, students are increasingly in need of a new solution to meet their needs. With just a few taps, users can browse menus, order and pay, then schedule pickup or have their order delivered. Tapingo provides a streamlined buying process that benefits both the students and the campuses, while driving habitual purchase and eliminating operational inefficiencies. Today, Tapingo processes tens of thousands of transactions per day, and the average user utilizes the service more than five times per week. Serving 46 markets from Alaska to Miami, Tapingo is the ideal commerce solution for the on-the-go on-demand generation.

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