Sodexo Launches Robot Delivery at University of Pittsburgh

    Industry News | January 13, 2020

    Sodexo, a global food services and facilities management company committed to improving Quality of Life, and Starship Technologies announced the full launch of the robot food delivery service on the University of Pittsburgh campus.

    Starship’s fleet of 30 autonomous, on-demand robots will initially deliver from seven campus eateries—Common Grounds, Forbes Street Market, Taco Bell, Auditions, Tres Habernos, Einstein’s, and the Sub Connection. The program will later expand to include additional area deliveries.

    “We appreciate Sodexo working with us to provide the Pitt community with healthy and delicious food options daily,” says Julie Bannister, Pitt’s Assistant Vice Chancellor for Auxiliary Services. “By bringing on-demand robots to our campus in collaboration with Starship, they are using effective technology innovations to increase convenience and benefit our campus community.”

    “We are always looking for opportunities to provide added convenience and ease for today’s busy college student,” adds Jonathan Crayton, Sodexo general manager at University of Pittsburgh. “We are excited to partner with Pitt and Starship to expand the robot delivery program.”

    With this robot service, students, faculty and staff can have their favorite campus food delivered to their door via the Starship Deliveries app for a small fee of $1.99 and pay via credit card, Panther Funds or student meal plan accounts. Delivery hours vary based on each outlet’s operating hours.

     

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