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Chapel Hill

The Off-Campus Meal Plan for UNC Students

Stop settling for mediocre food and overpriced meals. Instead, start enjoying the many benefits of Elevate. Order in advance and pick up with safe, contact-free pick up.

Why we're different

We've made it our goal to improve the dining experience of college students and in the past four years we've proudly served over 350,000 meals to students nationwide. Overpaying for lunch and dinner, settling for subpar food, and scrambling to use up your swipes at the end of the semester will soon be things of the past.

Use Elevate at the best Chapel Hill restaurants

Hibachi & Co

Mediterranean Deli

Soul Concina

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Order in advance and pick up

  • Safe, contactless pick up
  • Order from your phone

Exclusive restaurant discounts

  • Save up to 50%
  • Loyalty programs

Rollover unused meals

  • $250+/year savings
  • No waste

Use credits to order meals

  • Meals vary between .25 and 2 meal credits
How it works

Want to save $11 off your first meal plan?

Safe, contact-free pick up

College dining halls are traditionally set up buffet style, with limited options and long lines. This setup won't work in a time of social distancing. Elevate integrates into restaurant ordering systems, allowing students to order from their phone with safe, contact-free pickup.

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The best meal plan for UNC students and parents

See how we compare side by side

  • Pricing
  • Rollover meals
  • Pay with 529 plan
  • Cancellation policy
  • Elevate
  • Yes, saving $250+/semester
  • Yes
  • Cancel anytime, no fee
  • UNC Dining
  • No, meals expire each semester
  • Yes
  • Must cancel 2 weeks into semester
  • Quality
  • Total dining opitons
  • Customization
  • Options available
  • Dietary restrictions
  • Elevate
  • 20 restaurants
  • Yes, meals made to order
  • 800+
  • Many vegan, vegetarian, GF meals
  • UNC Dining
  • Limited to dining hall menu
  • No, buffet style
  • Limited to dining halls
  • Limited availability
  • Convenience
  • Hours
  • Availability on breaks
  • Advance order
  • Elevate
  • Meals offered 24/7
  • Yes, open on breaks
  • Yes, with Elevate's app
  • UNC Dining
  • Dining halls close at 9PM
  • Limited hours on breaks
  • No

"I really like Elevate- it has been a game-changer since I switched from university meal plans. I’m an adventurous eater, and the university meal plan did not have enough variety or flavor to be worthwhile"

Kieran McMahan, Junior

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Jamil Kadoura, Med Deli owner

Support local restaurants

Elevate partners almost exlusively with independently owned local restaurants. Each Elevate meal you use will directly support small business owners.

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Get $11 when you purchase your first Elevate plan.