Compass Group North America has unveiled a mobile dining application available for free download on iPhone and Android smartphones that provides access to menus, nutritional information, hours of operation, news, promotions, and special events at Compass operated cafes and dining centers across the nation. Customers also can provide direct feedback to cafe management.
The app pulls content, data and images from existing dining center websites to help consumers make healthier choices as they are able to view detailed nutrition information for each entree and search for selections that meet specific dietary requirements. For example, diners seeking vegetarian, vegan, low-calorie or low-sodium fare can choose delicious, healthy items that support their personal wellness goals.
The app also will soon include ordering and loyalty rewards program features, according to Mike DeMarco, Compass Group's vice president of Field Systems Solutions.
"This app was developed to meet the evolving and diverse needs of our customers, and we're delivering on the power of personalization by providing tailored content based on individual consumers' tastes and preferences," DeMarco says. "Personalization and mobility are increasingly important components of the customer dining experience, and the release of this app is a natural extension of our vision to develop innovative tools that enhance that experience."
Compass operates under a number of brands in all major onsite dining segments in the U.S. they include Eurest (B&I), Chartwells (Education), Morrison (Healthcare), Canteen (Vending), Bon Appetit (College, B&I), Restaurant Associates (B&I, Arts) and Levy (Sports/Entertainment).