Aramark’s brand-new Web site for educational institutions
A WEB SITE SPECIALLY DESIGNED FOR PRIVATE SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES
For many years, in the numerous food services facilities that it operates, the Aramark team has been offering different payment options and communications means adapted to its clientele. In 2014, Aramark is standardizing its operations, simplifying transactions for parents, and re-energizing communications by launching a brand-new transactional Web site designed specifically to respond to the needs of clienteles in Quebec’s primary and secondary schools.
A PLATFORM FOR TRANSACTIONS, INFORMATION, AND COMMUNICATION
This dynamic site will become a platform for transactions, information, and two-way communications between you, the parents, and the managers of Aramark cafeterias in each school throughout Quebec. The Web site will enable you, among other things, to easily communicate with Aramark’s managers at all times and to obtain valuable information on young people’s health and wellbeing and on Aramark’s evolving actions with regard to sustainable development. This site also offers an easy way to obtain complete information on menus and food choices offered at your child’s school, and on all promotional and thematic activities organized by Aramark.
ONLINE PURCHASING AND USEFUL INFORMATION
This Web site will quickly become a practical, even indispensable, tool for parents. In fact, if you create a personal account right now, you’ll be able to easily access a wealth of useful information and conduct your transactions in a completely secure environment.
A VERY USEFUL MEAL MENU
You’ll now have access to all relevant information concerning your child’s nutrition, as well as being able to acquire a meal card that you can manage as you like by regularly adding amounts of money that your child or teenager can spend only in the cafeteria at his or her school. Through your account, you’ll also be able to access your transaction history, as well as your child’s, easily and at any time, so that you can take action as needed – for example, if you feel that your child isn’t using the card according to your instructions.
Parents who don’t have Internet access or a credit card will still be able to take advantage of the same benefits, since the meal card can be refilled directly through the cafeteria cashier. Payment can then be made in cash.
HOW TO PICK UP AND USE THE CARTE RESTO MEAL CARD
You can pick up a Carte resto meal card directly at the Aramark cafeteria in your school and activate it online by creating your account. Then, use your credit card to refill it whenever you want, depending on your budget and your child’s food needs.
The card must be used exclusively for purchases made in participating Aramark cafeterias situated in secondary schools in Quebec. Its use means that you accept the conditions of use.
The card must be activated and filled (or refilled) online before it can be used. You can acquire and use a separate card for each of your children. You can check the balance on your card online in your account on this Web site or directly at your school’s cafeteria.
The card may not be exchanged for cash, a cheque, or credit except when required by law. Aramark is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged cards, or for any unauthorized use of the card. This card does not have an expiration date.
A great way to make sure that your child stays in school at lunch hour!
A PORTAL FOR SECURE, EFFICIENT TRANSACTIONS
This system is designed specifically to ensure that parents have complete security when they pay electronically by credit card. It also offers a payment solution for parents online and for children at the point-of-sale terminal that eliminates the need for cash for meal and snack purchases in through school’s food services.
Our goal is to promote this online service and encourage use of the meal card (magnetic card) for purchases to help to eliminate as much as possible the need for cash in the school. We believe that this transaction platform will help to reduce inappropriate purchases, loss of money, robbery, and intimidation.
Parents will be able to access this site easily by typing in the URL directly or via their school’s Web site. The system will identify the parent and direct him or her directly to pertinent information for his or her child’s school. On the site, parents of a secondary-school student will be able to remotely refill the meal card, follow changes in the account, and consult the transaction history in order to know about and monitor their child’s consumption habits. Parents will therefore have real-time information on the balance in their account and, depending on budget and needs, be able to refill the meal card without leaving the Aramark Web site.
A great way to direct your child’s food choices toward healthy options and avoid the need for him or her to carry money!
AN EXCEPTIONAL COMMUNICATIONS CENTRE
The site’s URL will be publicized inside the school and in communications to parents. You’ll also find a highly visible link on your school’s Web site directing you automatically to the Aramark transactional site. Then, you can register with your contact information to obtain a password that gives you access to menus and information related only to your own child’s school, so that there’s no risk of confusion. You will also benefit from very useful two-way communications so you can stay well informed, take advantage of all services offered, and easily send the Aramark team your information requests, comments, and suggestions.
A TOOL FOR PARENT LOYALTY AND FOLLOW-UP
You’ll have access to the menu at all times, so you can decide what your child will eat every day. The child may use his or her card easily and efficiently at the cash register without having to carry cash. When you refill the card, you’ll have access to promotional discount incentives for transactions on certain amounts as part of a loyalty program. Keep an eye out for more on this subject!
Students who lose their card simply have to tell a parent so that he or she can immediately cancel the lost card directly on the site. There will still be money in the account, the old card will be deactivated, and another card will be issued by Aramark onsite and given to the student in the cafeteria, so that things can continue without inconvenience or bother and, ideally, without loss of money.
A FAMILY WEB SITE THAT WILL BECOME INDISPENSABLE
The system will also make it possible to manage family matters taking account of the realities of 2013. In addition, several children in the same family may be combined in a single account to make life simpler for parents because they can see at a glance all the details concerning their children’s accounts. A child may also be registered in two separate accounts so that each parent can make transactions independent of the other one.