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What is Bear on the Run and Gourmet to Go?


Dining Office
August 28, 2020

Bear On The Run

Bear On The Run is our "hot" to-go option available during all meals in the University Center Dining Room or Holmes Dining Hall. Use one of our green reusable containers, and you can take your favorites with you!

How Bear On The Run works:

  1. If this is your first time getting Bear On The Run, you’ll need to purchase a $5 green reusable container from Holmes Dining Hall or UC Dining Room at the cashier’s stand.
  2. You’ll only pay the $5 once, unless you lose the container, then you will need to purchase it again. Containers can be purchased using Dining Dollars or cash. Bring your Bear On The Run box into Holmes Dining Hall or UC Dining Room each time you want to choose a Bear On The Run.
    You’ll pay for your Bear On The Run meal using your meal plan with your UNC Card.
  3. Then you use your green container to choose 2 entrees and unlimited sides from the dining room. Make sure your container closes completely. You’ll also receive a biodegradable cup that can hold either hot or cold items such as soup or a beverage. Disposable utensils, cup lids/sleeves, and napkins are available at each location.
  4. Take your Bear On the Run and enjoy your meal!

Each time you use Bear On The Run, bring your reusable green container back with you, and trade if for a clean one. (If you can, it’s always good to wipe out your container once you’ve used it.) If you bring your container with you and decide you want to stay and eat in the dining room, we’ll give you a carabineer instead of a container. Then, when you want Bear On The Run again, trade the carabineer for a new green container.

Gourmet To Go

Gourmet To Go is a fast, easy and convenient alternative, located in Holmes Dining Hall and Tobey-Kendel Dining Hall and Turner Hall Walk-Up Window. In order to continue to provide fast service to all our customers and ensure product availability, Bear Plan holders are limited to two Gourmet To Go or Bear On The Run meals per meal period. Check out the Dining hours of operation webpage for up-to-date schedules and times on all locations.

How Gourmet To Go Works
Choose one item from each category:

  • One Entrée: specialty deli sandwich, protein pack, chef's salad
  • One Side: soup, specialty salad, fresh baked items, fresh fruit, fresh veggies
  • One Snack: chips, desserts, quick snacks
  • One Beverage

For more information on Dining, meal options, locations and hours, please visit the UNC Dining website.