MIT Dining pilots online ordering for campus retail dining

Dunkin’ Donuts first to offer online ordering

Last week, MIT Dining rolled out a mobile food ordering platform for campus retail dining locations to a limited number of student and staff test users.

MIT Dining aims to open the system to entire MIT community by the beginning of the fall semester, Mark Hayes, director of MIT Dining, wrote in a statement to The Tech. The Dunkin’ Donuts located in the Stratton Student Center is currently the sole retailer offering online ordering through the app, which is called CBORD GET and is available for download on mobile devices.

GET is a product of the CBORD group, which already provides every MIT campus dining location’s point-of-sale system.

“The Student Center Dunkin’ location was chosen as the pilot concept because they have a smaller number of menu items and have standardized procedures for integrating mobile orders into their workflow. Cambridge Grill will be integrated next since it is operated by the same parent company as the Dunkin’ franchise,” Hayes wrote.

Students can fill out a survey at to suggest additional retailers to be integrated into the app.

Last year, MIT Dining decided to allow advance orders at campus eateries after a dining review and Request for Proposals process, according to Hayes.