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By The Auxiliary Services Team

Boost line at Student Center StarbucksThe Boost mobile ordering app now has an expanded beverage menu for the Starbucks locations on the University of Houston campus.

The Boost app, which first launched at UH at the start of the fall semester, allows users to order and pay for food in advance at numerous retail dining locations across campus, then pick up their orders at the time they select. Each participating location on campus has a designated Boost pickup line. The list of participating locations includes the Starbucks in the Student Center and Melcher Hall.

With the start of the spring semester, customers can now order frappuccinos, teas, tea infusions, chai lattes, macchiatos and Nariño cold brews from Starbucks through the Boost app, among other items.

The Boost 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. More than 600 people at UH have signed up for the app since it launched.

Get a 20 percent off promo code

Boost promo code offerBoost users can get a 20 percent off promo code to use on their next Boost order. The promo code can be found on Boost yard signs that are scattered across campus, as well as on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter through Boost’s @BoostOrdering accounts. This offer is valid for current as well as new Boost users. The promotion is for a limited time and runs from Jan. 22 to Feb. 3.

Also, users can use the app to register to receive emails from the Boost team to receive exclusive future discounts.

Besides Starbucks, the Boost app also includes Taco Cabana in the Stadium Garage; Panda Express and Freshii in the Student Center, Einstein Bros. Bagels in Phillip Guthrie Hoffman Hall; Subway in University Lofts; and Pizza Hut and Taco Bell in the Student Center Satellite. The Starbucks in the Student Center Satellite remains closed because of damage inflicted by Hurricane Harvey. When it reopens, it will also continue to be part of the Boost app.

More dining locations across campus are in the process of being added to Boost. In addition, some of the current locations will have more of their menu items added to the app, much like Starbucks’ offerings were expanded.


posted: Monday, Jan. 22, 2018