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22nd Jul 2020

Lunch after lockdown

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.

Simply order, collect, and go

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.

Your institution’s Grab & Go solution

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.

How does Fusion Mobile work?

  • Reduced Contact

    Fusion Mobile is an entirely contactless identification method that allows catering teams to maintain a high level of service whilst following social distancing rules. Students can pre-order their favourite meals from their mobile phone to collect at lunchtime. This removes the need for traditional touch points from the lunchtime queue and sends orders to the kitchen ahead of time. Allowing catering teams to prepare meals in advance provides many benefits such as increased efficiencies, food waste reduction and significant savings in associated costs.
  • Control traffic flow with collection points

    Fusion Mobile notifies students when and where to collect their meals to control traffic flow for a quicker and safer lunch service. This helps institutions to limit the number of students within an area and provides the flexibility to utilise other spaces by setting up multiple collection points. The software is even flexible enough to work with staggered break times and a delivery operation if your institution decides to go down this route.
  • Cashless catering goes mobile

    Fusion Mobile is easily activated as a simple, supplier agnostic, add-on to your cashless system for a seamless integrated solution. This enables institutions to cater to large volumes without compromising on speed of service.

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.

A truly contactless lunch solution

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.

75% discount for CPC Members

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.

The deal includes:

  • Licence for the Fusion Mobile app – for any size of institution / number of students
  • Unlimited downloads and pre-orders made through the app
  • Online payment provision iPay comes free of charge with the deal – this allows parents to top-up online for their children to then pre-order

Please contact the framework contract manager, Frank Gourley on frank.gourley@dukefield.co.uk or 07957 883925 for more information.