Schools across the UK streamline their catering operations by simplifying menus to offer a Grab & Go lunch service. This is an efficient method for schools to incorporate various safeguarding measures such as staggered break times and collection points throughout the school.
Simply pre-order, collect, and go
A Grab & Go style food offering will allow pupils to order their lunch choices in advance and pick up their food at specific collection points, which reduces the need to queue and wait for food to be packaged and prepared during lunchtime.
Your school’s Grab & Go solution
Using a pre-order app helps secondary schools facilitate a Grab & Go offering to allow your school kitchen to run efficiently and safely. The first of its kind, Fusion Online removes physical contact from your lunch service, giving schools greater control over traffic flow whilst adhering to social distancing guidelines.
How does Fusion Online work?
1. Reduced contact with the pre-order app
Fusion Online is an entirely contactless identification method that allows catering teams to maintain a high level of service whilst following social distancing rules.
Secondary schools pupils can pre-order their favourite school meals from their mobile phones to collect from a designated collection point at lunchtime.
This pre-order method removes the need for traditional touchpoints 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.
2. Control traffic flow with collection points
Fusion Online notifies pupils when and where to collect their meals to control traffic flow for a quicker and safer lunch service, which helps schools limit the number of pupils within an area and provide the flexibility to utilise other school spaces by setting up multiple collection points.
If your school decides to go down this route, the software is flexible enough to work with staggered break times and a delivery operation.
3. Cashless catering goes mobile
Fusion Online is easily activated as a simple add-on to your cashless system for a seamlessly integrated solution, enabling schools to cater to large volumes without compromising on the speed of service.
A seamless cashless connection enables pupils to pay for pre-ordered meals in advance. The pupils' cashless account automatically adjusts when pupils order school meals through the pre-order app, removing yet another touchpoint from the traditional lunchtime service, reducing school debt.
Pupils can also view their live cashless balance on the go from their device.
A truly contactless lunch solution for safe school meals
There are many benefits of removing cash from schools, ranging from increased efficiency in reporting to saving time on admin tasks for finance staff. As schools look to reopen, switching to cashless operations is more critical than ever.
By combining Fusion Online's cashless catering software with iPayimpact online payments, schools can remove any physical transactions from the dining hall, providing a fully contactless lunch experience.
Bringing pupils back after the lockdown period will come with its challenges, and we're here to help your school implement an efficient Grab & Go lunch service that meets everyone’s needs.
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However you are restructuring your catering offering, your software will need to be flexible enough to adapt. Read more about a Grab & Go solution for your school.