Free Software

Use one of our credit card processing partners and our software is absolutely free.

Online Ordering 24/7

Publish your menus, configure your payment processing and you can begin taking orders online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Full Reporting Suite

Access reports from anywhere with an internet connection with details on orders, cancellations, transaction and order totals.

About Us

School Lunch Choice was started in 2007 as a growing number of charter schools and independent schools created the need for a fresh way of thinking about school lunch.

At the time, founder Ben Burr was running a small school lunch catering business from several restuarants he owned. It quickly became obvious that a simple, user-friendly software program would be necessary to grow the school lunch catering business.

He created a partnership with technical co-founder, Jared Rossean. Jared brought several years of POS, e-commerce, and shopping cart development to the table, and together, they created an online ordering system for school lunch.

The development of this software enabled the school lunch catering business to achieve unthinkable levels of success. Within two years the business grew to service over thirty schools and tens of thousands of parents and students. The software processed millions of dollars of sales.

This initial success suggested that more people would benefit from the benefits offered by the online ordering system. School Lunch Choice was created to offer this software to other schools and caterers who would benefit from an affordable, functional online ordering system.

Since these humble beginnings, School Lunch Choice has been used by hundreds of schools and processed orders for millions of lunches, and we’re just getting started.

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Customer Experience

  • Parents Sign Up in Minutes
  • Fast Order Selection
  • Multiple Students in a Single Transaction
  • Family Wallet

Menu Calendars

  • Flexible Meal Configurations
  • Nutrition, Photos and Allergy Info
  • Create Menus in Minutes
  • Multiple Price Levels
  • Ability to Copy Menus

Point of Sale (POS)

  • Expedites the Service Line
  • Easy and fast to operate on a tablet
  • Auto-reload sign up
  • Non-negative balances

Custom Branding

  • Use your own logo
  • Add Custom Text and Instructions

Robust Reporting

  • Orders
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Financial

Admin Module

  • User Based Permissions
  • Separate access for kitchen, staff and finance
  • Easily Communicate with Parents

Other Features

  • Free and Reduced Meals
  • Customizable Ordering Deadlines
  • Promotions and Coupons
  • Mass Cancellations
  • Convenience Fees
  • Merchant Services
  • Cloud-Based

Strong Support

  • Onboarding
  • Training
  • Resource Center


$0* per month
  • Online menu, ordering and reporting
    Single Location
    Unlimited Parents and Students
    Customizable Logo
    Order deadlines
    Unlimited transactions
    User based permissions
    Email and phone support
    Online Resource Center
    Customer message center
    2 hour onboarding

* Free version requires you to use on of our credit card processing partners. Without processing through one of our partners, this version is available for $25 per month.

How it Works

Setting up your new School Lunch Choice ordering web site is simple.

Setup Your Online Ordering System

Based on the plan you choose, we will get you onboarded, help you setup menus, customize your site and create users for your support staff.

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Setup Payment or Merchant Processing

We'll connect you with one of our credit card partners to help you offset or completely wipe out the software cost to your organization.

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Ongoing Support Service to Create a Successful Partnership

Our wealth of experience in school lunch services can enhance your business. We can help you plan menus, help with NSLP and CACFP compliance, product procurement, supplier discounts and more.

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