Recently, a good friend introduced me to a new phenomenon for ordering food on campus. As I found myself waiting as long as 20-30 minutes for my order at places like McAllister’s Deli, I noticed that people who would show up after me, walk up to the counter and receive their food while I continued to wait. I have even skipped getting a quick bite between classes because there just was not enough time to wait in line. I have obviously been missing out and maybe, you are too. The 12-2 lunch time hours means long food lines at your campus dining services, but now with the Tapingo app, you do not have to wait.
It begins by download the free app on your smartphone. It will ask you to select your university and then sign in with your university id (UofL ulink id and password). It registers your cardinal card where you can pay with cardinal cash. It even allows you to add a bank card for when your cardinal cash runs empty.
Now not every dining location is on there, like Subway. However, it updates daily to include even the food trucks around campus.
You can order from the luxury of your broken classroom desk minutes before when you think class will let out (20 to 30 minutes if you are ordering McAllister’s), and then it will be ready for pick up upon your arrival! It is advised not to be late because your food will get cold, or someone else might take it.
But seriously, follow the cool kids. You know you are already on your phone not paying attention anyways, so make your life easier and use the Tapingo App.