Grubhub replaces Tapingo, pickup process to remain the same

Students returning to campus are getting back into the swing of things with new classes, professors, jobs, clubs and now, a new way of skipping lines at Chick-Fil-A. Grubhub, an online and mobile food ordering app, will replace Tapingo as the campus food ordering app at USI starting this year. Tapingo launched at five universities […]

Aramark buys campus food delivery service Good Uncle

Foodservice company Aramark acquired Good Uncle, an app-based, on-demand food delivery service that brings restaurant-quality meals to pickup points on college campuses, according to a press release.  Good Uncle, which launched in 2016, uses centralized production and a fleet of specifically equipped vehicles to deliver meals to popular locations on and off campus. Designated pickup points […]

Tapingo being replaced by ‘GATA-Go’ on Statesboro campus

Georgia Southern’s Eagle Dining Services is transitioning from Tapingo to a new food ordering app, GATA-Go, beginning July 1. Replacing Tapingo, GATA-Go will allow users to purchase food from on-campus food retailers like Chick-Fil-A and Dining Commons from their phones.  “We are always excited to provide students with new and exciting means of meeting the […]

Grubhub Just Bought This College Startup for $150 Million, Firing the Latest Shot in the Food Delivery Wars

Food delivery giant Grubhub has acquired Tapingo, a similar sort of food ordering service that caters exclusively to students on 150 college campuses nationwide. Chicago-based Grubhub is paying $150 million to buy up the six-year-old, San Francisco-based startup that processes tens of thousands of transactions a day, according to Grubhub. Grubhub will add about 90 […]

GrubHub buys Israeli food ordering co Tapingo for $150m

With offices in Tel Aviv, San Francisco and Denver, Tapingo was founded in 2012 by CEO Daniel Almog and CTO Udi Oster. The company has 90 employees in Israel and the US. Almog said, “Joining Grubhub is an important step forward for Tapingo. Grubhub is the industry leader in food delivery, allowing us to provide […]

Grubhub goes to college: Chicago company to buy on-campus food ordering service Tapingo for $150M

hicago-based Grubhub is set to acquire on-campus food ordering platform Tapingo for $150 million. …Grubhub has been working this year to expand into towns across America that have been long overlooked by the on-demand economy. A partnership with Yum Brands, the Louisville, Ky.-based parent of Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut, announced earlier this year […]

Grubhub (GRUB) to Acquire Tapingo

Grubhub (NYSE: GRUB), the nation’s leading online and mobile food-ordering and delivery marketplace, today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire 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, […]

Tapingo delivery put on hold

Scheduled food delivery services have been put on hold after costs from the third party company Tapingo were seen as too high. Director of Dining Services Lamar Patterson said Tapingo originally wanted to charge $5 in fees for each delivery from all of the restaurants across campus. “The delivery piece kind of hit a snag, […]

Tapingo quietly suspends delivery at UNCW

In a sudden and surprising move, Tapingo, a food delivery service to college campuses, pulled out of delivery operations at UNC Wilmington earlier this month. The news was delivered via text message on Jan. 15 to the active couriers employed by the company. No advance notice was given, as reported by at least three employees. […]

Food-ordering app joins growing list of San Francisco startups adding Denver offices

The next San Francisco startup adding an office in the Mile High City: campus food ordering app Tapingo. The company, which handles mobile food orders on university campuses, leased 4,500 square feet downtown on the sixth floor of 1700 Broadway. “For the value, this building is great because you don’t have to pay Union Station […]