Our Story

UNT Dining is the largest self-supported food service department in North Texas and serves over 2.2 million meals annually from five dining halls, 11 retail locations, and a full-service catering department. UNT is home to Mean Greens, the nation's first "all-vegan" dining hall. Our cafeterias are further set apart by the fact that the food is made from scratch daily: pasta, pizza, ice cream, and more. Our food service program is award winning and we have been nationally recognized by organizations like Food Service Director Magazine, Presidents Council for Responsible Medicine, PETA, and the recipient of the prestigious Loyal E. Horton Award from the National Association of University Food Services. 

We also take matters of waste and sustainability very seriously. We have a prime vendor, which increases efficiency and drastically reduces the amount of trucks making deliveries to campus. Cooking from scratch reduces packaging waste, and a campaign to raise awareness of food waste in the cafeterias has significantly reduced the amount of food being thrown away every day. Going trayless has been a great help as well. In contrast to food service contractors, UNT Dining is a truly local enterprise. Our entire staff lives in the area, we make sure our food sources are as local as possible, and our resources go right back into benefiting the UNT community. We don’t just serve UNT, we are UNT, and that affinity affects everything we do.