Success Stories

Read how Vend-ucation’s Automatic Cafeterias have positively impacted school nutrition programs across the country!

Machines Paid for Themselves in 6 Months!

Amanda Venezia, Director of Dining Services
Londonderry School District

“A participation study revealed that 70% of students who came to the cafeteria were either purchasing a reimbursable lunch or purchasing a la carte. We realized the variety of students who chose to eat lunch at other locations in the school or added a class and forfeited a designated lunch block. We looked at several different options including opening a secondary location in the furthest wing of the high school. We were attracted to the vending solution due to the expansion of our cafeteria hours to whenever our students were on site. Additionally, as a fully a la carte option we could recoup the increase in supplies for packaging and the labor of loading the machine. Thank you to Jim Dillingham who walked me step by step through the purchasing and set up of our machines. Due to the immediate popularity we immediately put an order in for three more machines. The machines all paid for themselves within six months. We could not have anticipated their immense popularity. Today we have four units in our high school of 1400 students and one in our middle school. This is by far the best solution for us and last year we ranked in the number one spot for sales per student per day. Vending or as we call it “Dining Services On the Go” will be a part of our business for decades. Our students and teachers both love the fresh selections and the ease of use.”

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