Dining Changes, Fall 2019

Friday, August 16, 2019
What’s New

Fusion Café at PORTAL

A great new venue for the CRI side of campus (in the former Orbis Grille space) features fresh, International flavors. You’ll enjoy:

Fusion Cafe at Portal logo

  • Sushi
  • Nigiri
  • Poke bowls
  • Donburi bowls
  • Curries
  • And an extensive Fresh2U grab-and-go selection of breakfast and lunch sandwiches, salads, coffee, beverages and snacks. 

The easiest way to get there from main campus is via Niner Transit Silver route.

Forty-Niner Diner - Barnhardt Student Activity Center

This new concept serves up 'American roadside favorites' such as: Forty-Niner Diner logo

  • Chicken and waffle
  • Buffalo fries 
  • Philly Cheese Steak and Chicken Phillies
  • Charbroiled burgers (with all the toppings)
  • BLT sandwiches (jazzed up with jalepeño-infused bacon)

Forty-Niner Diner replaces Papa John’s and Bojangles’Express. Burger 704 has moved to Prospector. 

Domino’s Pizza Partnership Domino's pizza logo

Papa John’s Pizza is no longer part of the SAC concession court, but a new partnership with a local Domino’s franchise will allow students to use Declining Balance (DB) and Optional Dining Account (ODA) funds to order for pick-up or delivery,* anytime. Call Domino’s Pizza, 9639-F University City Blvd., 704-596-7071 for ordering and hours information. 

*Tips cannot be paid with Declining Balance.

Mobile Ordering

Niner Diners mobile ordering logoMobile order locations will start with Peet’s in Atkins Library, and payment of credit card and campus accounts (49er Account, DB and ODA) are accepted. More locations will join throughout the semester starting with Bojangles’ in the Student Union and Peet’s in Fretwell. 

Be ready for this new convenience and download the Transact Mobile app (available for iOS and Android), and select UNC Charlotte. When prompted to put in a promo or referral code, type MOBILE49ERS. The code starts the process of point collecting that will qualify for you for promotions and loyalty rewards.

What’s Coming

Market on Craver and Erbert and Gerbert’s - Student Union Market on Craver & Erbert and Gerbert logos

Outtakes is getting an upgrade to become Market on Craver.  It will include space for Erbert and Gerbert’s, a sandwich shop concept that originated in Wisconsin and is, “dedicated to serving better, more flavorful sandwiches than anyone else in the universe.” Look for made-to-order subs, wraps, salads, and hearty soups. Expected opening, mid-September.

Until the full market opens, there’s a pop-up convenience store set up near Wendy’s.

What Moved

Burger 704  - Prospector Burger 704 logo

Burger 704 has moved from SAC to the mid-level of Prospector Building, replacing Feisty’s. Burgers (beef and veggie) made-to-order, all the usual toppings and then some, tater tots and hand-cut fries.


"Oh No!" rendered humorously in cow spot pattern

Chick-fil-A - Prospector Chick-fil-A logo

The renovation is taking longer than planned, but you won’t have to wait until the cows come home to get the Original Chicken Sandwich; reopening is expected by the end of September. 

Until then, a temporary Bojangles’ Express, serving Chicken Supremes, Homestyle Tenders and seasoned fries will open in upper Prospector on Tuesday, Aug. 20 in the Smoked location. Smoked will return after Chick-fil-A reopens.

one more thing...

With all this retail dining available (especially that Domino's delivery option) now is a good time to load up your Optional Dining Account. Deposit $350 or more for bonus meal swipes for Crown Commons and SoVi dining hall.  ODA offers perfect meal flexibility, fits well with a commuting student's schedule and the funds do not expire. Find out more about ODA and the current deposit incentive before the offer ends.