Byte allows students to buy fresh food directly from smart refrigerators strategically located in cafeterias, dormitories, and other areas throughout campus. Using their ID cards, which are already essential for various campus transactions, students can now conveniently make purchases from Byte refrigerators.
Byte Technology integrates with the following leading campus card providers:
- TouchNet OneCard
Students purchase fresh food directly from Byte fridges that are placed in food halls, dorms, and other high traffic locations. A typical university student uses their ID card for just about all their day-to-day campus purchases – and now this includes purchases made at a Byte fridge.
4 Benefits of a Smart Unattended Refrigerator on Campus
Byte Technology’s smart refrigerator vending machines offer better access to fresh food, healthier options, and significantly reduced labor costs.
- Better Access, More Convenience
It’s certainly not uncommon for students and staff to “burn the midnight oil” and need healthy food during off-hours and in a variety of locations that aren’t the cafeteria. Byte offers a fresh food vending solution that’s available 24×7 and can be installed almost anywhere.
- Reduced Labor Costs
Today’s labor shortages and resulting rising labor costs have impacted the food service industry. This highlights the need for unattended smart fridges serving fresh food. Byte kiosks can help campuses cut costs while still expanding food service for their students.
- Improved Health
Obesity has been steadily rising among adolescents for years. Healthy food options are crucial on campus.
Support Students with Food Sensitivities
Customizing Byte fridges to create a standalone ‘gluten-free’ or ‘allergen-free’ fridge that’s available 24/7 is simple and will protect students from cross contamination.
Want to Get Started Using the New Campus Card Integration?
It’s an easy 3 steps:
- Already have a Byte kiosk? Start with a kick-off call with the Byte Technology team.
- Byte will gather some intel like your Merchant ID, then guide you on how to set Byte up as a new terminal with your campus card provider.
- Voila! Byte Technology handles the rest.
Smart Card on Campus
Byte’s integration with campus cards is a boon for postsecondary institutions and students because it meets both parties’ needs simultaneously. Implementing Byte-fridges across campus is simple for the university to deploy, and students benefit from the convenience and quality food.
With students and faculty returning to campuses post-covid, the demand for food on campus shall increase. Thanks to Byte’s card integration, students won’t need to carry cash and they’ll get used to the convenience of unattended fridges. The pandemic placed a renewed spotlight on the benefits of a healthy body; now students have more choices for what they eat. A greasy slice of pizza isn’t the only option for late night snacking anymore, thanks to Byte.
If you’re interested in learning more, either for your own campus or for a campus where you are providing food service or fresh food vending, let’s set up a free introductory conversation.
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