Operate a Lean, Responsive Dining Program

Lean processes need to drive every campus foodservice program in today’s dynamic retail dining landscape. Universities are facing campus-wide budget cuts, customers are spending less, and shortages in the supply chain are making some items difficult to stock.

NetMenu is CBORD’s complete web-based, fully hosted food service solution designed to manage all aspects of your operation from the loading dock to multiple dining venues. Use smart tools for menu planning, food production, purchasing, and cost management, plus have quick access to the critical data needed to run a rapidly changing campus dining environment.

Use simplified, automated processes to design restaurant-style menus that can be adapted for prepackaged grab-and-go options and easily transportable items. You can shift production away from eat-in concepts to delivery and takeout—and back again when needed.

Improve your students’ experience with enticing menus based on actuals, not guesses. Ensure items on the menu are available and fresh, plus provide easy access to accurate nutrition and allergen information online.

Increase your revenue by making better, faster menu and forecast decisions with insight driven by multisite reporting and analytics.


    Optimize your menu design to provide consistency and flexibility with unit-specific menus. Plan meals at the station level and use smart tools for forecasting and analysis.

    Improve production process efficiency with our multiunit production worksheets. Easily scale recipes and generate prep and pull lists.

    Reduce cost of food and supplies with forecast-driven purchasing, electronic vendor ordering and receiving, accurate production reports, and sales actuals.

    Eliminate IT costs with our web-based system. CBORD hosts NetMenu on high-performance servers with automatic updates and disaster recovery. There are no locally installed workstation applications, no onsite maintenance requirements, and no local server or hardware maintenance.

    Relevant Blogs & Webinars

    NetMenu: Dynamic Cloud-Based Foodservice for Your Campus Dining

    Watch this webinar recording to hear our panel of experts discuss the benefits of moving to the cloud and all that NetMenu has to offer your dining operations.

    Using Self-Service to Combat Labor Shortages in Campus Dining

    Watch our webinar to learn ways you can use modern point-of-sale systems like self-service kiosks and biometric readers to transform your dining operations. Automate your campus dining and create an experience students will love.

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    Fully Integrated Foodservice with NetMenu

    Watch our recording where we’ll be discussing not only the facts of NetMenu as a solution, but also the benefits NetMenu has brought to a real campus.

    NetMenu Central Distributions

    Central Distribution for Back-of-House Foodservice Operations

    Watch our on-demand webinar to learn how central distribution improves production efficiency, optimizes menu design, and helps you allocate your resources properly.

    Connected Campus

    Create a seamless student experience with CBORD’s connected campus

    Read CBORD’s post to learn how our connected campus provides an exceptional student experience with the most current technology while also easing the burden of system management for staff.

    We want to hear from you.

    Campus dining is integral to the student experience, and expectations for campus dining programs are shifting drastically. Complete our brief form to learn more about how CBORD can help equip your operation for the new normal.

    How We Help Throughout Campus

    Card and Credentials

    Cards & Credentials

    Campus IDs and credentials are at the center of college life. They serve as identification, provide physical access to buildings and rooms, and enable payments on and off campus. Accelerate your card program with on-premise and cloud-based options.

    Access and Security

    Access & Security

    Physical safety is top of mind for everyone on campus. Enable your security staff to control and monitor who has access to buildings at which times, automatically grant or revoke privileges, and remotely lock down buildings during an emergency.

    Retail and Point of Sale

    Retail & Point of Sale

    Whether you have one or multiple dining venues and retail locations, streamline and modernize your point-of-sale processes with the latest in hardware and software. Offer online ordering and healthy payment options that support social distancing.



    Simplify student life with one mobile app that streamlines student engagement with campus services and expands the reach of your campus card program. For any card and account-related activity, students simply open the GET app, scan the barcode, and go.



    Operate a lean foodservice program with an integrated, leading-edge technology solution. Use smart tools from CBORD for menu planning, food production, and continuous evaluation to maintain a strong dining program in the new normal.