New Dining App Cuts Lines and Wait Time

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Student using the Dining Sidekick app

Wish you could order lunch from Chick-fil-A without having to wait in the inevitably long line after chapel? Now you can. Dining Services has introduced Dining Sidekick, an app that allows BJU students, faculty and staff to order from the retail locations in The Den from anywhere.

Brent Wustman, general manager for Aramark at BJU, said the app should shorten lines and wait times. “With reduced times, it will mean less times where everyone will be standing in close quarters inside,” he said, “getting everyone through safe, simple and speedy.”

To see more of what BJU’s Dining Services is doing to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, view the Campus Life Plan.

Skip the Lines (Schedule Your Orders for Pickup)

In addition to ordering without standing in a line, the app also provides the ability to place an order for pickup in the future. Ordering through the app will be disabled from 11–11:35 a.m. Monday through Friday during chapel, society and discipleship groups.

Be Notified When Your Food is Ready

No need to hang out at the counter. The app will notify you when your food is ready for pickup. So, go play ping pong or foosball while you wait.

For Papa John’s and Cuppa Jones, simply order your food and show up when you get the Dining Sidekick notification. For Chick-fil-A orders, however, you will need to check in on the app or at the Chick-fil-A counter before they will begin preparing your food.

Pay with Bruins Bucks

The app allows for multiple payment methods, including Bruins Bucks. In the Payment Methods section under More, you will see an option called “Bob Jones Dining.” This is your Bruins Bucks account. You can check your balance at the bottom of each print receipt. (Receipts can be accessed in the app’s inbox, but they will not show your Bruins Bucks balance.)

Customize Your Order

Don’t like lettuce on your Chick-fil-A sandwich? No problem. Want a triple-shot caramel macchiato with almond milk, no whipped cream and extra foam from Cuppa Jones? Don’t worry about miscommunications; select the customizations yourself.

Take advantage of the convenience and efficiency of the new Dining Sidekick app, now available in Google Play and the iPhone app store.

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