By Richard Zagrzecki
University of Houston students, faculty and staff now have access to a mobile ordering app that will make their campus dining experience quicker and easier than ever before.
The Boost app allows users to order and pay for food in advance at numerous retail dining locations across campus. That list currently includes Pizza Hut, Starbucks and Taco Bell in the Student Center Satellite; Subway in University Lofts; Einstein Bros. Bagels in Phillip Guthrie Hoffman Hall; Starbucks in Melcher Hall; Panda Express, Starbucks and Freshii in the Student Center; and Taco Cabana in the Stadium Garage.
The app is free and can be downloaded for both Android and Apple devices. When setting up an account, users need to select the University of Houston as their location and add a payment option, such as a credit card or a UH meal plan that has Cougar Cash.
Users select the time they want to pick up their order. Each participating location on campus has a designated Boost pickup line.
The app is part of an overall targeted strategy to reduce wait times at the various campus retail dining locations.
“The Boost mobile ordering app allows the UH community to avoid waiting in lines during busy peak times,” said Abel Valencia, marketing manager for UH Dining. “It is a great tool that everyone who uses will absolutely fall in love with because of its ease and convenience.”