Campus Dining Carryout Procedures

Campus Dining encourages you to dine in which builds community and supports the university’s commitment to sustainability by decreasing food waste and single-use, compostable containers; however, we understand that you may sometimes need to carry out a meal. 

Customers may carry out meals from Campus Dining’s All You Care To Eat dining halls and retail venues for a small charge to offset the cost of the compostable container. 

All You Care To Eat Carryout

  1. Before you swipe in, let the cashier know that you would like to carry out your meal.

  2. You will receive a compostable carryout container. To offset the cost of the compostable container, you will be charged 50 cents, which will be deducted from your Dining Dollars account*.

  3. You may fill your container with food — the lid should close. You may also select an additional piece of fruit to carry out. Please use your refillable cup for carryout beverages. 

  4. Carryout diners may not eat in the dining hall.

  5. Once you leave with your carryout meal, you will be unable to swipe in again at any All You Care To Eat dining hall for 45 minutes. During this period of time, you can visit any of Campus Dining’s retail venues, coffee shops, food trucks and vending machines using your Dining Dollars or other method of payment. 

*Compostable container fees will be charged to your Dining Dollars account while funds are available. If you prefer to pay via Campus Cash or credit card, please notify the cashier before you swipe in. Cash is not accepted for payment.

Retail Venue Carryout

  1. When placing your order, notify the server that you need a carryout container.  

  2. To offset the cost of the compostable container, you will be charged 50 cents at the register. 

About our carryout containers

  • App State’s carryout containers are compostable, and the cost is 50 cents each. We are working to implement a reusable carry-out container system, which will comply with North Carolina's Food Code. 

  • Please utilize the compost facilities on campus when disposing of your container.

Personal carryout containers not permitted

North Carolina's Food Code prohibits the use of personal carry-out meal containers that have not been cleaned/sanitized in a commercial setting. Refillable beverage cups are permitted. 

Learn more by reviewing the North Carolina Food Code Manual (PDF,3.81MB) — see section 3-304.17 Refilling Returnables.