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Tapingo Wins Outstanding Business Partner of the Year Award

November 24, 2017, San Francisco – The National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS) has named Tapingo, the leading mobile commerce application for college dining, as the winner of the Outstanding Business Partner of the Year Award.

Each year, the NACAS Business Partner Advisory Group, which consists of a group of board members, auxiliary representatives, and industry leaders, evaluates business partners within the higher education community to determine the partner that embodies the ideals of outstanding customer service, supports the educational process at NACAS institutions, and has contributed most significantly to the success of NACAS through creative and generous means.

“Tapingo has become an important part of the NACAS community,” said Kelsey Finn, NACAS Chief Executive Officer. “As we work to enhance our campus programs, Tapingo’s app and service give us a powerful tool to engage students. It’s been great to see them grow as a company and partner with so many of our colleges and universities. I’m excited to see where they go from here.”

Gheretta Harris, Associate Vice President at Ferris State University and NACAS Board Member believes the recognition is well deserved. “Tapingo’s ongoing innovation helps us meet our growing needs as administrators. Their app has allowed us to expand our toolbox of services and working with their staff has been effortless.”

Tapingo has partnered with more than 200 higher education institutions to provide a more convenient dining experience for students and staff. Processing nearly one-hundred thousand express pickup and delivery orders a day, Tapingo provides a single app for all on-campus dining needs. Working with all food service groups and card systems, Tapingo offers real-time order information, menu management, trend data, and dynamic print throttling for efficient operations.

“When we launch new services, we want to make sure they enhance the student experience while supporting our key strategic initiatives,” said Jason Rex Tolliver, Vice Chancellor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. “After five years and multiple campus implementations, I’ve seen how Tapingo gives students a better dining experience and increases the profitability of our business units – it’s no wonder they’re being recognized as an industry leader.”

The awards ceremony took place on Sunday, November 5, at The Broadmoor Resort & Spa in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This award was presented to Ben Anderson, Director of Campus Engagement, representing Tapingo for their commitment to supporting auxiliary services departments and creating positive student engagement.

“We are incredibly honored to receive this award and thankful to all the institutions that have partnered with us along the way,” said Ben Anderson, Director of Campus Engagement. “Working with this group of professionals has been a pleasure. We look forward to bringing even more innovation to auxiliary service departments and the campus communities they serve.”

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 search 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 from Alaska to Miami, Tapingo is the ideal commerce solution for the on-the-go on-demand generation.


Founded in 1969 as the National Association of College Auxiliary Services, NACAS is a professional trade association that supports the non-academic segment of higher education responsible for generating business through a diverse array of campus services that students need and value – such as food services, bookstores, housing, and transportation. NACAS Members work at a leadership level within 4-year and 2-year colleges and universities located worldwide and oversee multiple auxiliary services, making executive decisions that shape them to create hospitable and well-rounded campus communities. As the leading organization supporting all campus services, NACAS is the community-of-choice for strategic leaders who advance campus environments to improve the quality of life for students