Avoid the queues by pre-ordering drinks and food at Saturday’s Aviva rugby match
New App aims to take the pain out of waiting in line for refreshments at sporting and musical events
Cian O’Higgins, digital marketing executive for Compass Group Ireland which looks after catering at the Aviva, giving the new online ordering system a trial run
Queuing for food and refreshments at matches and entertainment events can be a pain, but a new App being used at the Aviva stadium in Dublin on Saturday aims to streamline the process. You can now order your pre-match, post-match and half-time drinks and food in advance by downloading the RapidQ App, available for iPhone and Androidsmartphones. Orders are being taken now, so you won’t miss a minute of the Ireland v France action on Saturday.
Sadly the choice of food is limited to confectionery, plus hot dogs, burgers, chips from the kiosks – but at least they should still be hot by the time you get back to your seat. The bar menu is a bit more extensive and there are multi-buy deals, four pints for €20, for example. You order and pay on your phone and collect your refreshments at a designated zone, where they will be waiting for you at the appointed time. Next move? Healthier options, delivered to your seat. We can only hope.