Maine dining launches mobile ordering program

Program allows students to order food from phones to skip the line.

Oct. 16—Waiting in line for food after class may soon be a chore of the past. Dining services at the University of Maine have teamed up with Tapingo, a company that provides to-go ordering from your smartphone, tablet or their website to three eateries in its Union Marketplace. While on or off campus, students can order from the pizza venue, the sandwich line or the grill and can either pay by credit card or by MaineCard.

Downloading the application is free and registration can be done two ways: either by signing up with your Facebook account or by entering your name, email and a password at the Tapingo website.

The call-in ordering wasn’t exactly something that was requested, according to UMaine director of dining operations Kathy Kittridge, but it was an amenity that dining services had been wanting to provide after trying online ordering out last semester.