Dig opened last week on the southeast corner of Fourth Avenue at 13th Street.
And this outpost of the health-conscious fast-casual chain is taking part in a pilot program for its take-out food containers.
The program called Canteen by Dig allows customers to checkout a reusable bowl (for $3 per month) made of a BPA-free melamine, take their food anywhere and then return the container once they’ve finished.
“More than ever, people are conscious of their everyday impact on the environment and looking for ways to actively reduce their footprint,” said Elizabeth Meltz, Head of Environmental Health at Dig.
Dig will test the program for the next few months and eventually extend it to other partner restaurants and businesses, per Forbes.
Meanwhile, this storefront has been reusable in recent years. This has been a challenging corner for businesses since the longtime deli was rent-hiked out of here in November 2012. The space has been home to Fresh & Co. and Pie Face and, most recently, Sandwicherie in the past five years.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Dig Inn confirmed for 13th Street and 4th Avenue