By Ria Logan
22nd Jul 2020
Institutions across the UK are streamlining their catering operations by simplifying menus to offer a Grab & Go lunch service; an efficient method to incorporate varied safeguarding measures such as staggered break times and the implementation of collection points throughout the institution.
Grab & Go will allow secondary school, college and university students to order their lunch in advance and pick up their food at specific collection points, reducing the need to queue and wait for food to be packaged and prepared during lunchtime.
The use of a pre-ordering app to facilitate the Grab & Go delivers an efficient and safe catering solution. The first and only of its kind, Fusion Mobile removes contact from your lunch service, giving institutions greater control over traffic flow whilst ensuring social distancing guidelines are adhered to.
A seamless cashless connection means that pre-ordered meals are also paid for in advance. The amount is automatically deducted from the students’ cashless account when they order meals through the app, removing yet another touch point from the traditional lunchtime service and reducing institution debt. Students can also view their live cashless balance on-the-go from their own device.
There are many benefits of removing cash from institutions, ranging from increased efficiency in reporting to saving time on admin tasks for finance staff. Removing cash is more important than ever now that institutions are putting plans in place to help students return safely. Institutions can remove any physical transactions from the dining hall, providing a fully contactless lunch experience by combining Fusion Mobile’s cashless catering software with iPay online payments.
Prior to Covid-19 our suppliers were offering this service on the Cashless Payments Framework for £2 per pupil, this cost the average institution around £2,000.
Our supplier recognises the importance of a smooth transition to Grab & Go and is offering the solution for a minimal £499 – 75% discount on the average price.
Please contact the framework contract manager, Frank Gourley on [email protected] or 07957 883925 for more information.