A Faster Davidson Café
The workers at the Davis Café at Davidson College wish to evaluate their ordering and pick up process and see if there is a more efficient way for this to be run. We have many variables throughout our research but mainly focus on the amount of the time it takes to make each order, the time it takes for the customer to pick up their order, and the amount of time it takes for the customer to checkout. We have data on these times and we have information regarding the busiest times of the day and most popular food choices given to us by Mark Lewis, who is the Director of Cash Operations for Davidson College Dining. We used queueing theory with the actual data to model situations and predict the checkout lines and waiting times and compared them with the current numbers. This comparison allowed us to see a more efficient way for the Davis Café to be run.