Grubhub buys Tapingo to streamline campus food order and delivery


In Illinois, Grubhub, the nation’s leading online and mobile food-ordering and delivery marketplace, acquired Tapingo, a leading platform for campus food ordering. With over 150 college campus partners, Tapingo enables tens of thousands of order-ahead transactions per day for more than half a million active diners at on-campus cafes, restaurants, and cashier-less stores.

Tapingo built a technology platform custom-designed for campus use, with direct integration into college meal plans and point-of-sale systems, ensuring seamless order-taking and accurate, up-to-the-minute transparency on wait times for diners. The Tapingo platform streamlines operations and increases in-store efficiency for campus restaurant partners – including Taco Bell, Chipotle, Chick-fil-A, Panda Express and Jamba Juice – and powers partnerships with Aramark and Sodexo, the leading providers of food services and facilities management nationwide.

Combining Tapingo’s network with Grubhub’s restaurant marketplace and delivery capabilities will bring greater convenience to students and help campus restaurants capitalize on pickup and delivery orders.