Dining Hall unveils app

App for Dining Hall ready

by Emily Grooms

CLEVELAND, Ga. (TMCNews)--Menus on demand, hours of operation, and easy feedback are a few features of the Dining Hall's new "App on Campus," an application for smart phones and tablets.

dining hall"Now you can sit at your desk and build your meal before you even leave your room. Students can determine what they're going to eat for each meal," said Dining Service Director Ron Pearlstein. "This should help alleviate waiting too long in a line in the Dining Hall, too."

"Today's generation is about 'give me information now, and give it fast,'" Pearlstein noted. "We created an app that is easy to download, easy to access, and simple to view."

Pearlstein noted the app would aid as a resource for quick communication for campus wide information as well as a positive recruiting and retention tool. "We will now be able to provide information to students' parents," Pearlstein said. "They will see our hours of operation as well as what's available at every meal for their son or daughter to eat."

While providing easily accessible nutritional information is one of the key features of the app, "App on Campus" is advantageous to the fast-paced generation as well as the health-conscience, Pearlstein noted: "It will also create awareness of our menu items, special events like late night breakfast, themed meals and daily specials and promotions at Outtakes."

"The app provides a quick view of Dining Hall hours of operation as well as allows students to plan their week and schedules around certain meals they want," he said.

The idea for "App on Campus" originated from Chartwells online menu system, which, according to Pearlstein, has been in developmental stages for several years. The app is synced with the online menu system, keeping information up-to-date and easy to access, he said.

The website enables customers to view the day's menu and its nutritional information, something Truett-McConnell students requested in a bi-annual survey provided by Chartwells.

Not convinced to download "App on Campus" yet? Pearlstein stated once the app gets out to the masses, Chartwells will be able to run special promotions on specific days, like, Caribbean hat day at the Dining Hall, or free cake pops at Outtakes from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesdays. "We're now advertising our first set of complementary basic cooking classes to begin in March," Pearlstein added. "There will even be a competition at the end."

Do you have a suggestion for Chartwells? What about an idea for a specific theme night or a new meal choice? Pearlstein stated Chartwells wants to hear about the students' ideas, which is why there is a feedback tab located in the app that sends the information straight to Pearlstein.

Find "App on Campus" in the official app store for your smart phone or tablet. Once downloaded, search for Truett-McConnell College and you'll be well on your way to enjoying the easily accessible menus and features of Chartwells new "App on Campus."

###

Emily Grooms is a Truett-McConnell English major and a freelance writer for the college.

TMC Directory

Home
About Us
Truett-McConnell History
Meet Dr. Caner
Baptist Faith & Message
Speaker's Bureau
Address and Phone
Official Logos and Colors
Admissions
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and Fees - 2014-2015
International Students
Campus Visit
Apply to TMC
Requirements
Financial Aid
Student Payments
Academics
From Dr. Reynolds
Our Faculty
Degree Programs
Divisions
Business
Christian Studies
Education - Behavioral Science
Early Childhood Education
Middle Grades Education
Psychology
Applying to the Teacher Education Program
Music and Fine Arts
Music Degree Programs
Purpose Statement
Ensembles
Music Scholarships
Audition Requirements
Adjunct Professors
Music Handbook
Protecting Your Hearing Health
Humanities
Science and Mathematics
Nursing
Academic Calendar
2014 - 2015 Academic Calendar
2014 Spring Semester Exam Schedule
Catalogs
Academic Enrichment Services
Special Support Services
Accel Program
Missions Center
Online Degrees
Info for Bi-Vocational Pastors
Online Tuition and Fees
Christian Studies Online
BS in Business Online
BS in Psychology Online
Online Financial Aid
Online Information Request
Alumni
Information Update
Alumni Spotlight
Alumni Nominations
Alumni Wall of Honor
Giving Opportunities
Chapel
Fall Chapel 2014
Athletics
Student Life
What's Next
Campus Ministries
Campus Recreation
Student Success
Chapel Schedule
Dining Services
Housing
Housing Assignment Process
Housing Information
Off-Campus Housing
Leadership Opportunities
Move to Truett
What's Next
What to Bring
New Student Orientation
Local Churches
Local Hotels
Local Restaurants
Parents
Staff
Student Handbook
Public Safety
Parking
Traffic Citation Appeal
Student Job Opportunities
Order Your Textbooks
Quick Links
Students & Faculty
Email Login
Self Service (IQ Web)
Online Classroom
Library
Order Textbooks
WEAVE Online
Truett Connect
Resources
Campus Directory
Offices
Registrar
Business Office
Refund Request Form
Tuition Payment Plan
Financial Aid
Tuition and Fees
FAQ
Grants and Scholarships
Financial Aid Staff
Consumer Information Manual
Net Price Calculator
Student Payments
Book Voucher Request
Employment
Human Resources
Prospective Faculty
Employee Benefits
Job Listings
Student Job Opportunities
Staff Job Openings
Information Technology
Computer Labs
Help Desk
Latest News Articles
Search