Tips from the Packaging Pros


Are Your Leftover Containers Microwave Safe?

In today’s day and age, convenience is key. And that carries over into food service. There’s no doubt about it. Leftover food that can be reheated right in the leftover container is just plain convenient for your customer! That’s one less dirty dish for them to clean. Microwave safe leftover containers are a premium feature for your restaurant. But what exactly makes a container microwave safe? We answer that question in addition to other benefits… Read the full article »

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How to Make Your Food Pop in Takeout Containers

As the old adage goes, you eat with your eyes first. With takeout and food delivery on the rise, more and more meals are being consumed away from restaurants and at home. So how do you ensure customers achieve restaurant quality presentation at home? The truth is, food presentation for takeout is largely dependent on your takeout container. The wrong takeout container can make your food soggy and messy-looking. In other words, your takeout container… Read the full article »

Vented vs nonvented takeout containers

Why Vented Food Packaging Matters

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 »

Factors to Consider When Choosing Foam Alternative Food Packaging

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

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 »

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SFI Certified Food Packaging: What You Need to Know

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 »

foam alternative food packaging

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

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 »

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Genpak’s GrubHub Top 10 Ordered Items of 2018

Looking back on the year of 2018 in food service, we’ve witnessed technological advancements in operations, the release of Genpak’s new products Clover and ProView, and at the heart of it all, new food trends that won the appetites of consumers. One of the most popular food trends stemmed from health consciousness, and it has been a driving force behind consumer food diet this year. Highly requested on the ordering app of America’s top delivery service, GrubHub, these new food cravings made their way… Read the full article »

Harvest Fiber Kraft Rectangle Containers

Introducing The New Harvest Fiber Kraft Rectangles!

Introducing the latest additions to the Harvest Fiber product line: HFR016, 16oz. container; HFR024, 24oz. container; and the HFR032, 32oz. container. The Harvest Fiber Kraft Rectangles are perfect for several occasions, including grab n’ go, takeout, and much more. They have superior strength, a modern appearance, and are also grease and oil resistant. Made from an all natural bagasse material, they are stackable lightweight and easy to carry. The Harvest Fiber Rectangle Container in size 16oz. can be… Read the full article »

HF225 white hinged food container with hamburger inside

Enhance The Customer Experience with These New Food Containers

Experience is more than just a word when it comes to consumers – it is in fact a high priority. According to, “customer experience is how customers perceive their interactions with your company. A successful strategy should be useful, usable, and enjoyable from the customer’s point of view.” With the following new lines of quality Genpak containers, you can ensure that they will offer your customers a convenient take-out/delivery experience. ProView ProView does not back down from the competition since… Read the full article »