Vending Machines

New icon Smart Market The Smart Market, located in room 1209 of the EPIC building

Stocked with fresh coffee, snacks, energy and soft drinks, grab-and-go meals, and sandwiches, a Smart Market location has opened in EPIC, room 1209. Over 300 products are available, whenever the building is open.

  • Offers snacks, drinks and meals, including more nutritious options.
  • Starbucks premium coffee, ground and brewed fresh by the cup.
  • 49er Account will be available to use at Smart Market in the near future.
  • If users have requests for items to be stocked, email Rick Torres at ricktorres@uncc.edu.

How It Works

  • Use a credit or debit card at the main kiosk or at any door.
  • As selections are made, the system tracks the items you pick up from one cooler to the next, displaying your shopping cart at each door. Adding items to the cart does not commit you to buy; there's plenty of time to browse and change your mind. The system only charges for items you take away.
  • Once you've finished shopping with all choices collected, visit the main kiosk to review your order, print a detailed receipt, or simply walk away. Each transaction automatically closes out after sixty seconds.
  • If you prefer to pay cash or plan to visit Smart Market often, create an account at the kiosk or online at www.smartmkt.com. There, you can access transaction history, make account updates, or add funds online at any time. When shopping, you will be able to use your fingerprint, account card, QR code via the mobile app, or your username.
  • Watch a video on how it works here.

Soda Machines

Currently Coca Cola and Pepsi Cola products are offered in 20 ounce bottles in campus beverage machines.

Coca Cola products available are Classic Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite (caffeine free), Dr Pepper, Diet Dr Pepper, Caffeine Free Diet Coke, Powerade, and Dasani. Contractual requirements dictate the brands carried in these machines.

Pepsi Cola products are Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Diet Mountain Dew, Code Red, Cherry Pepsi, Sierra Mist (caffeine free), Diet Sierra Mist (caffeine free), Caffeine Free Diet Mountain Dew, Schweppes Ginger Ale (caffeine free), Gatorade, Sobe, Starbucks Frappuccino, and Aquafina. Contractual requirements dictate the brands carried in these machines.

  • Placement criteria: Machine must be capable of fitting through all exterior and interior doors. Machine placement must conform with all ADA, fire and safety regulations.
  • Utility Requirement: One dedicated 20 amp electrical outlet and a data port
  • Minimum Sales criteria for continued placement: average of 7 cases per month.

Snack Machines

Currently Canteen Vending offer snacks in campus snack machines.

Candy, chips, gum, cookies, crackers, nuts, pastries, and microwaveable popcorn are sold out of glass-front snack merchandisers. The machines carry national brand merchandise and regional favorites. Contractual requirements dictate the brands carried in these machines.

  • Placement criteria: Machine must be capable of fitting through all exterior and interior doors. Machine placement must conform with all ADA, fire and safety regulations. A soda machine must be placed along side a snack machine.
  • Utility Requirement: Share one dedicated 20 amp electrical outlet with soda machine and a separate data port
  • Minimum Sales criteria for continued placement: average of $200 per month.
  • Subject to Equipment Availability: The University makes adjustments in the placement of vending machines during the summer months.

Water/Alternative Beverage Machines

Currently we have Aquafina, Dasani, Rockstar, Gatorade, Sobe, and other brand machines on campus. Contractual requirements dictate the brands carried in these machines.

  • Placement criteria: Machine must be capable of fitting through all exterior and interior doors and placement must conform with all ADA, fire, and safety regulations. Machine requires a more secure area than the standard closed-front soda machine.
  • Utility Requirement: One dedicated 20 amp electrical outlet and a data port.
  • Minimum Sales criteria for continued placement: Average of 7 cases per month.
  • Subject to Equipment Availability: The University makes adjustments in the placement of vending machines during the summer months.

Coffee Machines

Currently there are four coffee vending machines on campus: 2nd floor of the Denny building, Cone Center across from Main Street Market, lower level of Atkins Library, and the Center City Building 5th Floor. Contractual requirements dictate the brands carried in these machines. These machines serve both standard and specialty coffee flavors.

  • Placement criteria: Machine must be capable of fitting through all exterior and interior doors and placement must conform with all ADA, fire, and safety regulations.
  • Utility Requirement: One dedicated 20 amp electrical outlet and water hook­up.
  • Minimum Sales criteria for continued placement: Average of $100 per month.
  • Subject to Equipment Availability: The University makes adjustments in the placement of vending machines during the summer months. The probability of the placement of additional coffee machines is low due to physical constraints at most vending locations.

Office Coffee Service

UNC Charlotte contracts office coffee service to Canteen vending. Please contact the Auxiliary Services office at 704-687-7352 if you are intertsted in this service.

UNC Charlotte's Beverage Rights and Vending Agreement