OZZI Program

In partnership with the Office of Sustainability, the Tulane Green Club, and Undergraduate Student Government, Tulane Dining Services by Sodexo developed the OZZI reusable container program. This program allows guests to use reusable containers at the following uptown campus locations: 

  • Bruff to Go in City Diner
  • Bruff to Go in the Drawing Board Café 
  • Le Gourmet
  • 1834 Club to Go 
  • Al Fuego in the LBC Food Court 
  • Wall of Greens in the LBC Food Court 
  • Zatarain's in the LBC Food Court

Once a guest has eaten their meal, they may return their containers to OZZI container machines to be professionally cleaned and sanitized. OZZI return machines can be found in the following locations: 

  • Bruff Commons, First Floor 
  • Bruff to Go in City Diner
  • Le Gourmet 
  • Outside of the LBC Food Court, quad side 

How does the OZZI system work?
At the beginning of the academic year, all students, faculty and staff are eligible to receive two complimentary tokens. Tokens can be redeemed for a reusable container in Bruff to Go, Bruff to Go in the Drawing Board Café, 1834 Club, and select locations in the LBC Food Court. After using the container, students and staff should return it to an OZZI machine to receive a new token. Machines are located on the first floor of Bruff Commons, in Bruff to Go, Le Gourmet, and in the quad-side dining area in the LBC. 

How do I get my 2 complementary tokens?
First year students received their 2 tokens at their residence hall check-ins. New this year, all upper-class students will have 2 OZZI tokens loaded on their Splash Card instead of having to re-register for the program. Students, faculty, and staff may opt into the OZZI program and receive two (2) tokens at various OZZI tabling events held throughout the semester or by visiting the Campus Services Office, Lavin-Bernick Center, Suite 107.

What size are the containers? 

  • 3 compartment containers and single compartment containers: 9"x9"x2.5" 
  • single side container: 5"x5"x3" 
  • soup container: 8oz. 

Why do I get two tokens?
When ordering a to-go meal, you may mix-and-match containers to accommodate your meal. For example, at 1834 to Go, customers may use both a soup container and an entree container for one meal.

Where do I exchange my token for a reusable container?
In Le Gourmet, Bruff to Go, and Bruff to Go in the Drawing Board Café, meal plan participants may ask for a reusable container when picking up their to-go meal. Hand your token to the cashier when paying for your meal.

In 1834 Club, faculty and staff may ask for a reusable container(s) in which to package their 1834 to Go meal. Hand your token(s) to the cashier when paying for your meal.

At Al Fuego, Wall of Greens, and Zatarain's in the LBC Food Court, ask for a reusable container when ordering your food at the counter. Hand your token to the cashier at the registers when paying for your meal. Do not hand your token to the server at the counter.

Do I have to use an OZZI container?
OZZI containers are required in order to purchase a to-go meal from Bruff to Go in City Diner, Bruff to Go in the Drawing Board Café, Le Gourmet and 1834 Club.

OZZI containers are not required at LBC Food Court locations.

Where do I return my containers?
OZZI return machines are located on the first floor of Bruff Commons, Bruff To Go in City Diner, Le Gourmet and in the quad-side dining area of the LBC. The OZZI return machines are monitored online and alert the dining office of any issues, to avoid outages or technical errors.

How do the containers get cleaned?
Dining Services staff remove dirty containers from the return machines to clean and sanitize in a commercial dishwasher.

Can I reuse my container without having it cleaned?
No. Due to health and safety concerns, only containers that have been properly cleaned and sanitized by Tulane dining staff can be used in food services areas.

Can I exchange a dirty container for a clean container instead of returning it to an OZZI machine?
No. Containers must be returned to machines. Staff at campus dining locations will not accept used, unwashed containers.

What if I lost my token?
If you lose your token or would like additional tokens, you may purchase a new one from Tulane Dining Services for $5.

What if I lose my container?
If you lose your containers, you may purchase a new token from Tulane Dining Services for $5.

Can I redeem my token for cash?
No. Tokens are only valid in exchange for containers.