Tempe Marketplace offers touch-free drive-in takeout dining
Tempe Marketplace has transformed its parking lot into a multi-restaurant, no contact drive-in. The innovative program allows guests to pull into a designated drive-in parking spot, order and pay via their phone, and have a delicious meal served directly to the safety of their car. Then, diners can either nosh in the comfort of their own vehicle or take their eats to-go. All with no touching, no calling ahead and no hassle.
The technology, powered by OneDine, has allowed Tempe Marketplace to offer this safe and easy service to the community. Customers simply park in designated spots located within the northeast parking lot near Yogis Grill and Panera Bread. Once parked, guests then use their phone to scan a QR code on the signs at the parking space. The QR code returns a list of available restaurants to order from, so that diners can easily make their selections, pay securely, and submit their orders. The order is instantly sent to the kitchen and a restaurant crew member swiftly and safely delivers the packaged-up dishes to their car.
Furthermore, to accommodate the brave and crucial delivery truck drivers bringing essentials into the Valley, Tempe Marketplace is also dedicating large spaces for semitrucks, along with a taller and broader sign that can be conveniently scanned from their window.
“We are thrilled to provide a safe dining destination and easy ordering options to the Valley during this time,” said Emilie Andrews, regional marketing director at Vestar, Tempe Marketplace’s parent company. “Whether your family is in the mood for different cuisines or you want to mix and match dinner and dessert from two restaurants, our unique drive-in can accommodate it all.”
Participating eateries include Cold Stone Creamery, Smashburger, Panera Bread, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Churroholic, It’s All Greek 2 Me, Yogis Grill, Genghis Grill and Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que.
To learn more about Tempe Marketplace, visit tempemarketplace.com.