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Vented vs nonvented takeout containers

Why Vented Food Packaging Matters

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It’s all happened to us before. You order takeout from your favorite restaurant, you bring it home ready to munch on crispy french fries or fried chicken wings and… your food is soggy. Nothing spoils a takeout meal quite like wilted and soggy food. That’s why many years back, Genpak developed the first vented food container. Since then, we’ve made many upgrades to our vented container to continue to keep foods restaurant-quality for our customers…. Read the full article »

Foam Alternative Takeout Containers

Factors to Consider When Choosing Foam Alternative Food Packaging

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If local laws are dictating you use foam alternative packaging at your restaurant for takeout and delivery, you may be feeling overwhelmed. There are many polystyrene-free packaging options out there to consider, and various packaging features to weigh as you make your choice. Feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of choosing new packaging for your business? In order to make this process a little easier, we’ve put together a guide to some of the most important… Read the full article »

two piece vs hinged takeout containers

Hinged vs Non-Hinged Takeout Containers

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One of the first decisions you’ll have to make when shopping for takeout containers is whether you want hinged or non-hinged containers. This often overlooked decision actually has long term effects in terms of convenience, ordering, product versatility and appearance. Learn more about the differences between hinged and non-hinged containers and how to decide which container is right for you! What’s the difference between Hinged & Non-Hinged Containers? The difference between hinged and non-hinged containers… Read the full article »

SFI Certified Food Packaging: What You Need to Know

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In today’s increasingly eco-conscious society, more and more consumers are demanding environmentally sustainable products on everything from clothing to household products, and even down to their food packaging. That’s why Genpak is proud to offer Harvest Choice Containers, which are made from paperboard material sourced from SFI Certified forests. But what does SFI Certified mean and why is it important? We explain below! What does SFI Certified Sourcing mean? SFI Certified Sourcing is a certificate… Read the full article »

Harvest Fiber oval bowls

Introducing Harvest® Fiber Oval Bowls

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Introducing Harvest® Fiber Oval Bowls! Genpak’s excellent additions to the Harvest® Fiber line of sustainable packaging. They are perfect for grab ‘n go and take-out applications when paired with their clear, no leak, over-cap lids. Give your customers a peace of mind and a guilt-free experience to enjoy their take-out meal with Harvest® Fiber food packaging. HFBB18 – 18 ounce oval bowl HFBB18L – lid for 18 ounce bowl HFBB26 – 26 ounce oval bowl… Read the full article »

Harvest Fiber Foam Alternative Packaging

What Are the Benefits of Using Foam Alternative Packaging for Food Service?

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Are local laws dictating you use foam alternative packaging at your restaurant? In the past few years, major metropolitan cities like New York, San Diego, Miami Beach, Seattle and Washington, DC have banned styrofoam packaging, also known as polystyrene, for environmental reasons. While this has shaken up a lot of the ways restaurants traditionally thought about takeout and leftover containers, there are several key advantages foam alternative packaging can bring to customers, the environment, and… Read the full article »

Restaurant Delivery Person Holding Takeout

Is Restaurant Takeout Safe During the CoronaVirus Epidemic? YES!

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“Is takeout and delivery from restaurants safe?” That’s what’s on the mind of many Americans as more states are taking precautions and prohibiting any restaurants, bars, and cafes from serving food or drink on premises. In order to make up for lost business and keep profits in the black, many restaurants and food establishments have begun offering takeout and delivery services for local customers. But with growing concern over the spread of COVID-19, many Americans… Read the full article »

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Support Local Restaurants During the Coronavirus Outbreak!

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Our local restaurants are in trouble. Many have been ordered to close their doors in order to stop the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), leaving their financial futures in a precarious position. Unable to dine in, there are still ways you can financially support restaurants and the workers they employ during this difficult period. As restaurants and eateries are the backbone of our company, below we’ve highlighted five different ways you can help support restaurants financially… Read the full article »

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How To Make a Difference In Your Restaurant For The Environment

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Source: Sustainability Active Off-premise sustainable packaging is becoming more prevalent in today’s eco-driven society. Consumers demand that restaurants utilize sustainable packaging to match their lifestyles and support their views on environmental stewardship. In fact, studies from the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) have shown that ​consumers will even go as far as ​voicing their displeasure ​to their favorite restaurants​ if packaging is perceived as unsafe for the environment. ​Several protests have already struck numerous restaurants… Read the full article »


Genpak Attends The 2019 NACUFS Show

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Team members of Genpak just attended the 2019 National Association of College & University Food Services or NACUFS trade show, where 750 subscribed members and 350 vendors flocked to Denver, Colorado. NACUFS is an organization that supports colleges and universities nationwide, and we were happy to be present at the show to support operators with a variety of Genpak products. Sustainability was on everyone’s minds this year, with many booths showcasing plant-based foods, farm raised/grass… Read the full article »