January 30th, 2012
Food trailers, food trucks, mobile kitchens. Whatever you call them, they seem to be all the rage right now. And why not? Innovative people have found ways to make quality food quickly in a confined space. And they can do so in a restaurant that goes to where the customers are. That’s brilliant! (Not to mention that the payments for the truck can be a fraction of what some people must pay in leasing space for a restaurant in major cities.)
Food trucks, more than a restaurant, must depend on Read the rest of this entry »
January 19th, 2012
Here we go again. Another politician has decided to make it hard for local food service businesses to prosper and grow by imposing bans on the types of food packaging they may use. This time in the state of Massachusetts. It ironic because if you read this Senator’s biography, part of it says “…focusing on economic growth, expansion and initiatives…”. If he really did the homework on this he’d realize by banning PS foam items, he’s forcing small businesses to choose alternative packaging that is sometimes 3 times as expensive. Instead of me rambling on about the negatives of this awful and job killing bill that will do nothing but increase pressure on small businesses and trade one type of litter for another. I’ll instead defer to the American Chemistry Council who have written a very well thought out and thorough opposition letter to this toxic legislation.
January 13th, 2012
The other evening I was watching a little TV and noticed one of our foam hinged take out containers being used during one of the scenes. I knew it was a Genpak foam hinged container because I’ve worked here long enough to recognize our stuff at a quick glance. Drives my wife nutty when we are out and I spot a Genpak item. I’m driven to tell her the item code by the same instinctual drive that makes salmon swim upstream to their place of birth to mate. But I digress. Anyway, I thought it would be fun to spend a few minutes to try an find actual shots of our stuff being used in TV. Here’s what I came up with.
The Big Bang Theory has quickly become one of my favorite shows. Here we see Sheldon and Leonard during one of the many meal scenes with our BLK10 and what looks to be our 20500. If you look really close at the inset picture in the lower right, you can see our signature mustache design which is the give away here.
Since there are often take-out meal scenes in this show, it was easy to find several. Here is another scene Read the rest of this entry »