CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Charlotte 49ers Athletics and Charlotte Dining Services have partnered with FanFood, a Chicago-based technology company that provides in-venue food and beverage mobile ordering, to offer 49ers fans a more convenient pickup option for concessions at all football and basketball games this season.
49ers fans at Jerry Richardson Stadium and Dale F. Halton Arena can expect a safer and easier experience purchasing food and drinks by ordering for contactless pickup via FanFood. Game day concessions pickup will be available at Jerry Richardson Stadium starting on Friday, September 3 versus Duke and at Dale F. Halton Arena later this year for basketball season.
With FanFood, 49ers fans anywhere in the venue can browse the concession stand menu from their phone browser, order at any point during the game, and pay directly from their device. A text alert will notify fans when their order is ready for pickup from their desired concession stands. Fans can skip the lines and spend more time in their seats to not miss any of the action.
“We understand the contactless expectations of 49ers fans this fall, and FanFood concessions pickup is a service we’re excited to offer at our upcoming events,” said Geneice Bond, Director of Marketing & Guest Experience at UNC Charlotte. “FanFood pickup will enable our fans to purchase their concessions from their phones in a way that is quicker, easier and more secure. With FanFood, 49ers fans will no longer have to wait in line to order game day food and drinks. Fans simply scan a QR code, order and pay from their device, and pick up their order at the stand.”
Cashless transactions and contactless pickups have risen in popularity for minimizing physical interactions. From colleges to the professional levels, venues of many types and sizes continue to embrace mobile ordering for contactless concessions pickup.
“We’ve seen the pandemic rapidly and permanently changing consumers’ behaviors and mindset, and the new fan experience is defined by both safety and convenience,” said Drake Orser, customer success manager at FanFood. “UNC Charlotte Athletics are a fantastic partner for us, and we look forward to helping provide 49ers fans with an amazing opening day experience.”
At UNC Charlotte football games, fans will be able to order for FanFood pickup right from their device at fanfood.app/jerryrichardson via their browser.
About Charlotte Athletics
The Charlotte 49ers are a NCAA Division I program with 18 varsity sports competing in Conference USA. UNC Charlotte is North Carolina’s urban research university and the fastest- growing unit of the 17-campus University of North Carolina System.
FanFood is an online and mobile ordering platform for contactless services at sports, entertainment and hospitality venues. Fans can order food, beverages and merchandise on their phone for express pickup or delivery to a seat, table, car, or any designated on-premise location. We partner with 300+ locations globally to help streamline foodservice operations, support social distancing, and provide a convenient on-demand fan experience.