Soon there will be a new set of wheels on campus.
Matt Vann, the owner of the Jolly Scholar, plans to use large, insulated pushcarts to deliver food orders to the main quad in between classes starting March 16.
According to Vann, the delivery orders will be accepted exclusively through Tapingo. There will be an additional service fee of 50 cents tacked on to meal plan orders.
Vann plans to set up a pick-up area for the food deliveries near Grab It! in the Sears Building. He hopes to accommodate individual students’ schedules by overseeing two separate delivery times each day of the week.
On the Monday, Wednesday and Friday class schedules, orders will be accepted until 10:45 a.m. for the 11:15-11:30 a.m. delivery period and until 11:45 a.m. for the 12:15-12:30 p.m. delivery period.
On the Tuesday and Thursday class schedules, Tapingo orders will be accepted until 10:45 a.m. for the 11:15-11:30 a.m. delivery period and until 12:10 p.m. for the 12:40-1 p.m. delivery period.
There will also be a new menu for the delivery service, which will not include food typically found on the Jolly Scholar’s regular menu.
In addition to a few meal plan selections, there will be other quick lunchtime-appropriate options priced around $5. Soup, breadsticks, pizza, salads, burritos, milkshakes and other beverages will be made available for order.
“I think it’ll be successful,” Vann said.
He hopes students will show enough interest in Tapingo deliveries for the service to continue and become a popular option during the day.