SA talks Tapingo


Waiting in line for 15 minutes at The Union to get a plate of noodles shouldn’t be the status quo. At least that’s what Doug Wermedal thinks.

Wermedal, an adviser for the Students’ Association, proposed a solution for the long wait lines for food around campus: Tapingo.

“[Waiting in line] has always just kind of eaten away at your time,” Wermedal said.

Some features of the app discussed at the SA meeting Monday night include:

·      Remote ordering to any food service within a mile of campus.

·      Accepts meal plans, credit cards and other forms of payment.

·      Works at retail-type dining services, but not at Larson Commons or the C-Store.

·      Pickup and delivery options. Delivery would not be used right away if Tapingo is used.

There will be a convenience fee when using the app. There is no set amount for the per transaction fee for SDSU, but it can range from 10 cents to 35 cents, Wermedal said.

The solution will be brought to other university officials and Aramark to see if the app can be implemented.

SA’s next meeting will be next Monday, Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Lewis and Clark room.