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Aramark acquires GoodUncle | On-demand Food Delivery for College Campuses

Aramark- the global food, facilities and uniform leader has acquired Good Uncle for an undisclosed amount. Good Uncle, that was founded in 2016 is a food delivery business that provides freshly prepared restaurant quality meals, brought to easily approachable pick-up points at college campuses. They have quickly established themselves as pioneers in the on-demand food delivery in the Netflix age!

Good Uncle, manages it’s on demand food delivery business starting with preparing restaurant quality food that is further delegated to a fleet of delivery boys to bring this food to their direct customers. All this is managed through a delivery management software. These POS’ serve as a concierge, where they are advancing innovation through “culinary and technology driven solutions” to better serve clients and customers. 

With a proprietary mobile app and drop-point model, they serve to multiple recipients in one go, the efficiency therefore better than traditional delivery methodologies. 

Aramark is a global player with 2,70,000 team members serves to Fortune 500 companies, world champion sports teams, healthcare providers and educational institutions. They currently have operations around 19 countries; with focus around initiatives for employee engagement and healthy living. With such a vision, Aramark has been recognised as one of the “World’s Most Admired Companies” by Fortune and has received the Employer of Choice award by Human Rights Campaign and Diversity Inc. 

Despite the acquisition, Good Uncle app will continue to operate independently, whilst maintaining their own unique identity. For Aramark, this will root it’s standing deeper and will aid it to stay relevant in the changing campus dining landscape to meet the demands for delivery. 

Since Grubhub acquired Tapingo in 2018, universities like Kiwi and Starship are hot testing delivery robots, marking the baby steps to AI Revolution. Their robots can be seen roaming about campuses to deliver meals to hungry students. 

This is yet another smart acquisition, as we discussed in a previous blog.

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