7‑Eleven, Inc. announces new partnership with Tapingo to launch on-demand delivery to the college market

Students, area residents now have the convenience store’s Slurpee® drinks, fresh foods and snacks at their fingertips

DALLAS and SAN FRANCISCO, 2015-12-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — 7‑Eleven, Inc. today announced a new partnership with Tapingo, the leading mobile commerce application for college campuses, to launch on-demand delivery of 7‑Eleven® products in the college market.

Starting today, Tapingo users at or near the participating colleges in California, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Maryland can enjoy delivery of 7‑Eleven products from select, neighboring 7‑Eleven stores.

Focusing on the college market, Tapingo has built strong relationships with more than 100 colleges that use Tapingo to enhance student life. By working closely with forward-looking campuses that prioritize student engagement, Tapingo helps broaden the reach of campus dining services to satisfy the needs of students.

“We’ve seen a tremendous demand from students for late-night eats. Sometimes, you just need a Slurpee and a pizza at 1 a.m.!” said Jeff Hardy, Tapingo’s chief business officer. “Welcoming 7‑Eleven to our rapidly growing partner ecosystem significantly increases our ability to provide students with what they want, when they want it. The 7‑Eleven brand is synonymous with convenience, and that’s exactly what our community looks to us to provide.”

Tapingo users can browse the 7‑Eleven aisles through the app and have their items delivered quickly and efficiently.

Hardy added, “Tapingo is the most affordable and convenient delivery service for colleges. Using the Club Tapingo feature, which also provides exclusive promotions and VIP treatment, Tapingo users pay a $2.99 delivery charge, but no additional service fees.”

Raja Doddala, 7‑Eleven vice president for innovation and ventures, said “Tapingo users are largely college students who are digital natives. They are redefining convenience and accustomed to ordering what they want with a few taps on a computer or smart phone. Tapingo’s technology helps us build a relationship with this demographic.”

Doddala added, “7‑Eleven products that particularly appeal to college-age consumers include whole pizzas, chicken wings and other hot foods, sandwiches that are made fresh and delivered daily. They also like ice cream, energy drinks and 7‑Eleven’s own 7-Select-branded snacks because they are higher quality and lower priced than name-brand competitors.”

Tapingo works with campus dining, food-service companies and national brands to enhance the student experience by providing advanced, mobile food-ordering, pick up and delivery. Currently serving 46 markets from Alaska to Florida, Tapingo is known on campuses for saving college students time. With the average user transacting daily, Tapingo has become the buy-button for the college market.

About the Tapingo Partner Ecosystem
At Tapingo, we fundamentally believe that technology should create a win-win situation. The implementation of Tapingo’s mobile commerce capabilities on college campuses demonstrates this philosophy by giving consumers a better way to buy, while increasing throughput and driving the bottom line for operators. We work closely with a broad range of forward-looking campuses, foodservice industry leaders, and national and regional brands to bring our customers what they want – where, when, and how they want it! The Tapingo Partner Ecosystem includes such companies as Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG), Taco Bueno, 7‑Eleven Inc., and Aramark (NYSE: ARMK).

About Tapingo
Since its founding in 2012, Tapingo has leveraged mobile technology to improve the buying experience and solve a key problem for students: lack of time. Using Tapingo’s cutting edge mobile technology, users can browse menus, order and pay, then schedule pickup or have their order delivered. By providing a streamlined buying process that benefits both the students and the campuses, Tapingo drives habitual purchase and eliminates operational inefficiencies. Tapingo processes tens of thousands of transactions per day, and is the ideal commerce solution for the on-the-go on-demand generation.

Stop waiting at www.tapingo.com

 

Contact:

Leanne Reis
Phone: 650-307-3575
Email: leanne@tapingo.com

About 7‑Eleven, Inc.    
7‑Eleven, Inc. is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience retailing industry. Based in Dallas, Texas, 7‑Eleven operates, franchises or licenses some 10,700 7‑Eleven® stores in North America. Globally, there are more than 57,500 7‑Eleven stores in 17 countries. 7‑Eleven is franchising its stores in the U.S. and expanding through organic growth, acquisitions and its Business Conversion Program. Find out more online at www.7‑Eleven.com.

Contact:

Margaret Chabris
7‑Eleven, Inc
972-828-7285
margaret.chabris@7-11.com

SOURCE: 7-Eleven, Inc.

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7‑Eleven, Inc. launches partnership with Tapingo to provide on-demand delivery of its products to the college market. With a few taps on the Tapingo app, students can now order delivery of 7‑Eleven foods, beverages and other merchandise. College students serve as Tapingo Couriers to deliver Slurpee drinks, fresh foods and other 7‑Eleven proprietary and other popular products to select campuses and nearby neighborhoods.

7‑Eleven, Inc. launches partnership with Tapingo to provide on-demand delivery of its products to the college market. With a few taps on the Tapingo app, students can now order delivery of 7‑Eleven foods, beverages and other merchandise.
College students serve as Tapingo Couriers to deliver Slurpee drinks, fresh foods and other 7‑Eleven proprietary and other popular products to select campuses and nearby neighborhoods.

Chipotle Mexican Grill makes it easier for students to find the food they love through partnership with Tapingo

New partnership enhances Chipotle’s delivery options; provides delivery access to students at 40 college campuses

DENVER, 2015-9-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — As college students make their way back to school for another year, Chipotle Mexican Grill(NYSE: CMG) is making it easier for students to find the food they love, allowing more time for study and less to search for burritos. Through a new partnership with Tapingo, a leading mobile commerce app that saves college students time by providing food pickup and delivery, Chipotle will be available for delivery through Tapingo at 40 college campuses nationwide this fall, and at more than 100 campuses by spring 2016.

The partnership with Tapingo expands Chipotle’s existing delivery program. The company also has nationwide delivery partnerships with Postmates, a delivery service that operates in several key Chipotle markets, and with OrderUp, which provides delivery service in several smaller Chipotle markets.

“Chipotle has been popular with students going back to our very first restaurant near the University of Denver, and we are always looking for ways to better engage with them,” said Mark Crumpacker, chief creative and development officer at Chipotle. “Tapingo, which has been well received by students where its services are available, knows how to connect with these younger customers. That shared acceptance among younger customers made them a great choice for us to expand delivery aimed specifically at students.”

Tapingo has a rapidly growing user base, the large majority of whom are Millennials and Gen Zs. Chipotle resonates well with a similar audience. A recent survey by investment firm William Blair called Chipotle the “most favored restaurant” by younger consumers. Morgan Stanley notes that Millennials are more likely to dine out on a weekly basis than older consumers and states that “taste, value, and quality” drive their restaurant decision-making. “On those metrics, Chipotle wins,” the firm says.

“Tapingo has become the buy button for students and we are excited to expand into surrounding areas,” said Daniel Almog, chief executive officer at Tapingo. “Our network of students is hungry for Chipotle, and we’re excited to deliver it quickly and at a very reasonable delivery cost.”

Since its founding in 2012, Tapingo has leveraged mobile technology to create a more convenient and enjoyable experience for students to purchase a variety of products or services. With the average student transacting daily, using Tapingo has become habitual for college students. Users can order with a tap and then have their order delivered in a timely and efficient manner. Using the Club Tapingo feature, the average user pays $2.99, with no additional service fee. Tapingo also provides timely delivery, with an average of only 25 minutes between order placement and receipt.

Chipotle delivery is currently available through Tapingo at the following campuses:

  • Arizona State University
  • California State University Chico
  • Louisiana State University
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Southern California
  • Northern Arizona University

Delivery will expand to include the following campuses later this fall.

  • California State University – Fullerton
  • California State University Northridge
  • Carnegie Melon University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Cleveland State University
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • Columbia University
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Emory University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Georgia State University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Loyola University Maryland
  • Michigan State University
  • New York University
  • North Carolina State University
  • Ohio State University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Rutgers University
  • San Jose State University
  • Santa Clara University
  • Towson University
  • Trinity College
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of California Los Angeles
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Miami
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Oregon Eugene
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of the Pacific
  • University of Utah

Plans for additional rollouts or availability can be found on Tapingo.com/Chipotle.

ABOUT CHIPOTLE
Steve Ells, founder, chairman and co-CEO, started Chipotle with the idea that food served fast did not have to be a typical fast-food experience. Today, Chipotle continues to offer a focused menu of burritos, tacos, burrito bowls (a burrito without the tortilla) and salads made from fresh, high-quality raw ingredients, prepared using classic cooking methods and served in a distinctive atmosphere. Through our vision of Food With Integrity, Chipotle is seeking better food from using ingredients that are not only fresh, but that — where possible — are sustainably grown and raised responsibly with respect for the animals, the land and the farmers who produce the food. In order to achieve this vision, we focus on building a special people culture that is centered on creating teams of top performers empowered to achieve high standards. This people culture not only leads to a better dining experience for our customers, it also allows us to develop future leaders from within. Chipotle opened with a single restaurant in 1993 and operates more than 1,850 restaurants, including 17 Chipotle restaurants outside the U.S. and 11 ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen restaurants, and is an investor in an entity that owns and operates three Pizzeria Locale restaurants. For more information, visit Chipotle.com.

ABOUT TAPINGO
Since its founding in 2012, Tapingo has leveraged mobile technology to solve a key problem for students: lack of time. Whether confronted with long lines while racing between classes, needing a midnight boost during late-night study sessions, or faced with a lack of options when living off campus, students are increasingly in need of a new solution to meet their needs. With just a few taps, users can browse menus, order and pay, then schedule pickup or have their order delivered. Tapingo provides a streamlined buying process that benefits both the students and the campuses, while driving habitual purchase and eliminating operational inefficiencies. Today, Tapingo processes tens of thousands of transactions per day, and the average user utilizes the service more than five times per week. Serving 46 markets fromAlaska to Miami, Tapingo is the ideal commerce solution for the on-the-go on-demand generation. Stop waiting at www.Tapingo.com.

Source: Chipotle Mexican Grill

Chipotle Mexican Grill
Chris Arnold, 303-222-5912
carnold@chipotle.com
or
Tapingo
Leanne Reis, 650-307-3575
leanne@tapingo.com