Of the many changes resulting from the soon-to-be unveiled Christine E. Lynn University Center, Lynn Dining offers its own improvements.

The most prominent of these changes arrives in the form of the BITE app, a product of Lynn partner Sodexo.  Set to be fully active with the February opening of the University Center, the app will serve numerous purposes.  Not only will diners have improved access to vital nutritional information within the program, but they will also receive accurate, timely menu updates.

BITE will feature the menu by day, by location and by meal,” said Matthew Chaloux, director of Auxiliary Services.  “It has a geotag embedded in the application, allowing it to know you will be looking to dine on campus and display our menu accordingly.”

Developed by Sodexo’s Culinary Solutions team, BITE is considered to be an industry-leading use of technology to give consumers a convenient one-stop shop for all things dining.

“The great benefit of the app is that now we have an engaging digital platform to keep consumers abreast of news on [their food],” Tim Ripley, Sodexo vice president of development, Culinary Solutions, said in a statement.

In addition to offering menu information on the mobile app, Lynn will host iPads at each of the nine stations within the new Dining Commons in the new building.  These devices will present the menu for the given time slot at that station and display any other pertinent information related to that area.

Individuals can expect BITE to be fully functioning when the University Center ribbon-cutting occurs on Friday, Feb. 8 at 11 a.m.  The app can be downloaded free on both iTunes and Google Play.  

Shawn Johnson

Shawn Johnson, member of the 3.0 accelerated degree program, is a sophomore. Having grown up in Birmingham, Ala., Johnson established an unwavering love for college athletics in his youth. Wanting to connect his love for sports with his passion for writing, he has identified sports journalism as the ultimate goal of his academic endeavors at Lynn. As such, Johnson is a multimedia journalism major. Within his collegiate interests, he hopes to follow in the footsteps of former Fighting Knight and current ESPN reporter Lisa Kerney. Outside of iPulse, he was a contributing writer for the Palm Beach Post as well. In his second year, there is still much more in the tank for his career preparation at Lynn. All the while, he is immensely proud of the Alabama Crimson Tide for recently winning their 17th overall national championship. Thankful for the opportunities he has received thus far, Johnson is eager to grow alongside his peers in the College of Communication and Design.

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