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Off-Campus Meal Plan Arrives in Missoula Students choose their favorite restaurants, parents rest easy

Off-Campus Meal Plan Arrives in Missoula Students choose their favorite restaurants, parents rest easy

The Off-Campus Meal Plan (OCMP) is offering its meal card to University of Montana students beginning this fall semester. Students can choose to dine at their favorite local restaurants without needing cash or a credit card.

Missoula, MT (PRWEB) August 27, 2005

Come the 2005 fall semester, students of the University of Montana will have a choice in where they can eat. Instead of eating a standard meal in their school’s dining hall, students can eat at their favorite restaurants in town or have food delivered to their door without using their pocket cash or racking up their credit card bill by using The Off-Campus Meal Plan (OCMP®).

OCMP polled students to find out where they like to eat. OCMP delivered - now students can eat where they want with the convenience of swiping their OCMP meal card. More than sixteen restaurants in the Missoula area accept the OCMP card as a form of payment for student’s meals and more restaurants are expected to sign on during the fall 2005 semester. Students of the University of Montana will simply flash their OCMP card when eating at restaurants of their choice, like Bagels on Broadway, Pita Pit and WOW Café and Wingery, among others.

“Since this is the first time anything like OCMP has come to the Missoula area, it is very exciting. For the last couple of years, we have received thousands of e-mails and phone calls from parents and students of the University of Montana asking for us to bring them this program,” says David Diana, President and Founder of OCMP.

“For over 10 years, OCMP has provided meal plans to hundreds of thousands of students across the country, giving them the freedom to eat, by using a meal card, just like they were at the school dining hall, but now at off-campus restaurants,” says Michael Hauke, Vice President.

Not only can students eat what they want, where they want and when they want, they can enjoy discounts on their food, meaning less meals used on their card. OCMP participating restaurants offer frequent discounts that are displayed at their store and on OCMPÂ’s Web site. When students visit their local eatery they simply flash their OCMP card to enjoy these discounts.

“OCMP has transformed campus eating. By offering the plan, we’ve increased the amount of students eating at our store and the students have a healthy alternative,” says Vincenzo Sorriso, Owner of Saladworks, one of the hundreds of restaurants that accept the OCMP card across the country.

“As a parent and as a restaurant owner, I really see the value in the (OCMP) card. Not a day goes by that more OCMP cards come through my register, than cash or credit, and the kids just love it,” says Larry Severance, Owner of the Loose Goose Café in Amherst, MA.

Parents get the added peace of mind of knowing that the OCMP meals are only redeemable for food and are thankful that their kids cannot create credit card debt. The OCMP card is also secure, a picture ID and pin number are needed when using the card. With OCMPÂ’s easy to use meal plan, University of Montana students now have a safe, easy and reliable way to eat at their favorite restaurants whenever they want.

Parents and students can enroll in OCMP within a few minutes, keep track of and update their accounts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, instantly, and discover new participating restaurants by visiting www. ocmp. com or by calling OCMPÂ’s World Headquarters at 888-211-6267.

About OCMP:

The Off-Campus Meal Plan (OCMP®) was founded by David Diana in 1995. Wanting an alternative to his own campus’ meal plan, David established a business that would offer students an affordable, easy-to-use meal plan to use at their favorite off-campus restaurants. It began at the University of Massachusetts, his alma mater, and has evolved into over 40 universities across the U. S.

Press Contacts:

Michael Hauke



NOTE TO EDITORS: For additional information visit OCMPÂ’s Website (www. ocmp. com) or call OCMP's World Headquarters at 888-211-6267. OCMP, the OCMP logo, are either registered trademarks or trademarks of OCMP. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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