Student-built food app alights on restaurant industry

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (The Exponent) – Long lines, begone. Restaurant menus befitting the 21st century are coming, whether they come from Silicon Valley or not.

Four student entrepreneurs are betting typical customers won’t mind being able to skip the line and order their fast food more quickly. Juniors in the College of Engineering Luke Walsh and Jack Hammons, as well as senior in the College of Science Viraj Sinha and senior in the College of Engineering Thomas Kilbride are students who have created a mobile app named Toucan to increase restaurant revenue as well as eliminate long lines and increase face-to-face interaction.

Last weekend, Kilbride flew to Mountain View, Calif., to represent his bootstrapped team and pitch their app to venture capitalists in the Valley.

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