Grubhub, America’s leading food-ordering and delivery marketplace, has acquired Tapingo, a platform for college campus food ordering, for $150m.
Tapingo has built a technology platform custom designed for campus use, with direct integration into college meal plans and point-of-sale (POS) systems, and up-to-the-minute transparency on wait times for diners.
The platform works with restaurants partners including Taco Bell, Chipotle and Chick-fil-A, as well as Aramark and Sodexo.
Matt Maloney, Grubhub’s founder and chief executive officer, said: “We are excited to add Tapingo, a company that shares our vision of bringing greater convenience to diners and improving the restaurant ordering and pickup experience through technology.
“We value the college student population, many of whom we hope become life-long Grubhub diners with their first order. Tapingo makes students’ lives easier, allows merchants to efficiently capitalize on online ordering, and enables colleges and universities to give students the technology they’ve come to expect.”