SmartCity® Meal Plans
The SmartCity® Meal Plans System provides colleges and schools with a modular meal plan that can include a simple declining purse option or block meal plans for weekly fixed, flexible and extra meals.
As with all other applications in the SmartCity® System, SmartCity® Meal Plans can be included as a standalone module or as part of a wider SmartCity® Campus Card system.
SmartCity® Meal Plans differs from other Meal Plan Systems in that it is available on a contact or contactless smart card.
Meals – whether weekly meals or declining balance – are stored offline on the smart card and can be spent directly from the card. This can mean a quick throughput of cardholders at point of sale terminals, without the need to verify meal credits against a database and less POS terminals needed at till lanes as the same terminal can be used for SmartCity® Meal Plans, credit and debit purchases.
All Meal Plans stored offline on smart student cards are reconciled later, typically nightly, and stored on a database. These records can be used both to replace value if the card is lost or stolen, and to provide for transaction processing, settlement and reporting.
SmartCity® Meal Plans
Three SmartMeal plans are available in the SmartCity® System:
Weekly Meals: Consisting of Fixed and Flexible weekly meals, this is a traditional meal plan allowing the cardholder to purchase a number of meals per week, which can be fixed to mealtimes or flexible for use throughout the week.
Extra Meals: A block meal plan that allows for the purchase of a number of meals for a fixed price. These meals may be redeemed at any point in the semester
Meal Purse/Meal Dollars: A declining balance purse, similar to an ePurse which stores dollar value. Useful for a la carte meal choices actual value rather than a fixed meal is used.
All Meal Plans include flexibility for the campus to decide on activation of Meals and whether unused meals can be rolled over or forfeited after a fixed time period.
Key Benefits of SmartCity® Meal Plans
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