Hungry at a Game? There's an App for That
Feeling hungry at a game, but don't want to lose your seat? Now, there's an app for that.
"A huge problem, in our arena right now, is that between periods we have a lot of people at the lines at concession stands. They're grumpy when they don't get their food," says Sean Cheung, a freshman at Clarkson University.
The student-run company is called "Innovative Delivery System." The group has developed a mobile phone app to make sure you don't miss any of the action at your next game.
"The key selling factor of our app is that you don't miss any of the game. You don't miss the Golden Knights scoring the winning goal," says Dietrich Diehl, CEO of IDS.
Here's how it works: scan the code on the sticker in front of your seat to order; a member of the IDS team will gather your food, and deliver it right to your seat.
The students debuted the app at Friday night's hockey game, and hungry fans couldn't be happier.
"It was great. We have two young kids and we don't have to worry about trying to fight our way through the crowd to the concession stand. We can go straight to our seats, sit down and enjoy the game, and have the food brought right to us," says hockey fan Ian Hazen.
And it's not just for Cheel Arena, the app's developers have high hopes of expanding.
"We hoping to expand all across New York state. That's just a short-term goal. Long-term, nationwide, around the U.S., in all arenas, restaurants, etc.," adds Cheung.
IDS has another app in the works too. Developers say it will make ordering from off-campus eateries easier for students at Clarkson University and SUNY Potsdam.
Saturday, May 25, 2013, Watertown, NY
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