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Enhance The Dining Experience Outside Your Restaurant

May 2nd, 2018 RSS feed icon

Eating is not a chore. Sometimes we may forget to eat because we are busy doing other things, but food helps us find nourishment every day. We are fortunate to have so many options at our fingertips. Restaurants have been seeing tons of changes these days. Not only are menus becoming more diverse in flavor profiles, but the introduction of off-premise dining has changed the way people eat. Where a person eats is now limitless. More consumers are ordering food for delivery than ever before.

Packaging plays a key role in safeguarding foods during transportation. The restaurant experience is no longer just inside those four walls. Dining experiences are happening at homes, offices, outdoors, and in cars. Food is on the move.

ProView containers with food in them, stacked

Let’s talk about specific takeout options.

Crispy foods are best served in a vented container. Vents allow steam to escape saving the food from moisture seeping back in.

Long delivery times plague everyone. Microwave-safe containers are great for items that need to be reheated.

People are busy so encourage grab and go applications with portion-controlled packaging and

Stackable containers, like our Harvest Fiber and ProView, keep foods from sliding around during transport.

Most consumers aren’t a fan of cross contamination. Keep foods separated with close-off containers.

Sustainability is high on everyone’s agenda. Items made from natural materials, like Harvest Fiber, and items that are recyclable, like AD Deli containers and Smart Set Pro send a message to consumers that you are thinking about the future.

Foam hinged containers are still have the best thermal properties to keep foods at optimum temperature longer.

 
 

Choosing the right packaging for your menu is hard. There are many options out there to pick from, from many different manufacturers. Genpak is a full-service packaging solution provider. Browse our website and contact us for more information. We are here to help you make the best choices for your customer.

Genpak AE04 close off container

ProView on the Move

March 20th, 2018 RSS feed icon

Casual dining is taking new shapes. Dining at a restaurant may soon be a thing of the past. Frequency of to-go orders are higher than its ever been. Technology changes how consumers order food. Whether it’s through a restaurant app, a third-party app, online, or voice-activated, making the consumer experience a positive one from start to finish should be a high priority.

ProView assists operators with order accuracy, sustainability, and deliverability. Designed with optional vents, anti-fog lids, and black bases to make menu items pop. Branding opportunities available on lids. Close-off sizes provide compartments that seal off to eliminate cross-contamination.

Developed with off-premise delivery and take-out in mind, ProView offers restaurants a sophisticated container with all the amenities customers are looking for. With the rise of takeout, more consumers are looking for restaurants to provide containers that can be reheated. ProView is safe for the microwave, meaning customers are able to enjoy menu items as intended at home or in the office.

Check out our newest video for more information on ProView & off-premise dining.stack of ProView containers

Dinner’s Knocking at Your Door: Considering The Right Packaging for Meal-Kit Delivery Services.

February 2nd, 2018 RSS feed icon

Meal-kit delivery service has become one of the most transformative platforms in the foodservice industry. Companies like Green Chef, Hello Fresh, and Blue Apron are shifting consumers’ eating behavior by the box, as they now gain the benefit of having delicious meals while cutting the preparation time in half. Starting as an unfamiliar practice with little recognition, the meal-kit trend is now disrupting the grocery retail industry, fast food chains, and e-commerce platforms. Even these sectors have adjusted to the radical change with the advent of their own meal delivery services.

When it comes to nutritional preferences, preparation time, and expenditure, meal-kit delivery services offer market flexibility as a powerhouse to those consumer needs. Genpak meets this demand with reputable innovations like  Oven Ready Food Trays, Smart Set Pro, Clear Hinged Foodservice Containers, and ProView to propel meal-kit industry growth. We offer various packaging options that support food creativity and diversity, which overlaps the recipe offerings that meal-kit businesses provide on a weekly basis.

These products help make fitting every ingredient in the box count:

 

 

MEAL SOULTIONS – GENPAK’S OVEN READY FOOD TRAYS

Genpak’s Oven Ready Food Trays are microwavable, oven-safe, freezable, top-shelf dishwasher safe. This product line combines product uniformity, strength and elegance coupled with durability. From sizes 8 oz. to 26 oz.

CLEAR FOOD PACKAGING

Our Hinged and Two-Piece container line has to be one of our most successful designs that may be used in a variety of applications. From sizes 4 oz. to 64 oz.

SMART SET PRO

Our Smart Set Pro containers are produced with a revolutionary ‘textured’ microwave-safe material that will wow your customers. This textured finish feels cooler to the touch when compared to traditional microwavable containers, even when hot food is the application. From sizes 12 oz. to 48 oz.

PROVIEW

Features the premium look that a black container offers food items and the superior food product visualization of clear packaging.

HARVEST PRO

Genpak’s Harvest Pro products offer an enhanced environmental solution for your food packaging needs.

 

As a forerunner in manufacturing premium quality, single-use foodservice packaging products, we ensure top quality food packaging that is sustainable and eco-friendly. To request free samples of any of the products perfect for meal-kit delivery services, click here.

Don’t Like When Your Food Touches? We Have the Solution.

January 26th, 2018 RSS feed icon

black food tray

What role does food separating or fork stacking play when enjoying a full plated meal?  The answer depends not on what you eat, but how you eat it.

As a southern-cuisine fanatic, nothing shouts “comfort food” to me more than a plate of turkey, macaroni & cheese, collard greens, mashed potatoes with gravy, sweet potato dessert, and a fully baked roll. I don’t have a problem with the some of the food touching each other. But here’s where my simple-classic meal gets complicated: the moment the juices from my collard greens and the runny gravy invade my freshly baked roll, then somehow gets trapped under my mac and cheese. That’s when I find myself having a 5-second moment of silence as I try to process the atrocity of my food drowning in a puddle of liquid.

But no need for sympathy. The worst-case scenario involves the food separatist who absolutely hates when their food touches. This fear can be identified as brumotactillophobia. It’s a mild form of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), so most people who find themselves in this category simply enjoy each food item individually. Anyone with this phobia believes that food mixing & mingling is an utter corruption, and it takes away the control of how they want to enjoy their mealtime. Unless we’re talking about foods that are sandwiched between two burger buns, wrapped in a zesty burrito, or even tossed up to make a fresh salad (in other words, foods that are meant to be combined), then people with this problem prefer their appetizing meals, separately.

The cure is in the close-off.

Every consumer has a little brumotacillophobia depending on the meal, and Genpak’s Close-Off Food Containers are the best way to prevent any messy spills or clashing between food items. Since consumers are looking up to the foodservice industry to deliver the best food experience, the off-premise dining market is a hotspot for close-off food containers. They are perfect for take-outs, third-party delivery, and any other off-premise occasions. To condense your search for them, the containers are available in a free Close-Off Sample Kit, which can be found here. Check out our Close-Off To-Go Containers video below to see the food packaging at a glance.

Goodbye brumotacillophobia! Genpak’s Close-Off Food Containers are the cure!

Take-Out Occasions

January 16th, 2018 RSS feed icon

While I’m not ready to have a drone deliver my food, I am a strong believer in take-out food. Whether it’s being delivered straight to my door, or I pick it up on my way home from my favorite restaurant, when someone else cooks for me it’s a delight. Here at Genpak we think every take-out occasion should be special. Food arriving as you expect it, hot and mess-free. There’s nothing worse than getting your food home, or delivered, and it’s all shaken around, French fries sitting in some sauce that came on your burger, or worse yet, cold and lack luster fries from your favorite restaurant.

compartmented food containers

Smart Set Pro containers are recyclable, reusable, and microwave safe.

Genpak has containers to make every off-premise dining experience a great one.

One of my biggest pet peeves is when sauces are spilling out of the container and all over the bag and subsequent containers. I received Asian food one time and the containers were stapled all the way around… um, shouldn’t they work the way they were designed? Genpak’s Smart Set Pro containers are microwave safe and leak resistant. No staples needed.

Order accuracy is another hot button issue of mine. I want what I ordered. Is that too much to ask? Clear topped containers, like Genpak’s new ProView containers, are great for helping get orders right. These containers are also microwave-safe so I can zap it in the microwave if it doesn’t arrive hot enough after a long car ride. ProView is recyclable so I’m not filling up my trash can with rubbish. These containers can be recycled into new products for some else to enjoy.

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, Genpak’s oven ready containers are great for bake and show applications as well. Genpak has you covered from appetizers through dessert.

Every take-out order should be treated as a special occasion. Someone else is fixing a lovely meal for you. Presentation is key to keeping customers returning. Packaging plays a big role in that. Plates to share, food to nibble, let Genpak help make your take-out occasion a special one.

Weigel’s Still Winning Consumers in the Breakfast Occasion

January 10th, 2018 RSS feed icon

Weigel's breakfast display

Weigel’s is still taking over the breakfast occasion with affordable, grab n’ go Breakfast Bowls!

How do you like your breakfast? For me, I like to start my day with a delicious, energizing combination of bacon, potatoes, and eggs that I can take with me on-the-go. That’s what Weigel’s, Tennessee-based convenience store, had in mind after their October 2017 launch of Breakfast Bowls, using Genpak’s FP012-3L, 12 oz. microwave safe container and lid. The bowls are full of protein packed flavors of signature food items for a mouthwatering breakfast occasion. Weigel’s knew that incorporating a traditional breakfast combination into a bowl is a morning win. If these bowls help reduce the cost consumers pay for a full breakfast and the line before checkout, then who can turn them down?!

black base food container with clear lid

FPR012-3L with Lid – Smart Set Pro Collection

Weigel’s breakfast bowls are comprised of one meat choice (whether it’s bacon, sausage, or steak) mixed with a combination of tender potatoes, fluffy eggs, and melted cheese. The bowls remain hot and ready to enjoy as a hearty choice that is packed with protein. $3.79 can get consumers a flavorful breakfast that’s ready to enjoy at their work, school, or home.

As for the container, the FP012-3L container and lid both are perfect for the breakfast trends existing inside or outside of the early morning rush, like the all-day breakfast or a breakfast-as-snack. The bowl is a black base of textured polypropylene, with a clarified lid for order accuracy. Our microwave safe feature allows consumers to enjoy reheated meals, and it also makes consumers lives easier by being top shelf dishwasher safe. This bowl is also no stranger to leak resistance, so consumers don’t have to worry about messy spills.

What are your thoughts on today’s prevalent breakfast occasion?

For more details on the FPR012-3L and lid, check out our video below on Smart Set Pro in the breakfast scene and tell us what you think. If you’re new to this product line, you can request free samples to experience it for yourself. If you’ve ordered it before, you can share your experience by leaving a testimonial.

 

ProView is Here. What You Can Expect.

January 4th, 2018 RSS feed icon

After much anticipation and excitement in 2017 for the grand reveal, ProView is here to make its mark in 2018 and enhance the consumer experience. Designed for various food applications and eating occasions, ProView is a premium product line of black and clear hinged microwave safe containers created for home delivery, upscale catering, and more.

3 compartment ProView container

 

The qualities in ProView are essential…

Superior Food Product Visualization
Transparent lid offers a greater level of unmatched clarity for food presentation.

Microwave Safe
ProView containers can be reheated to keep food items fresh and ready to enjoy.

Vented-lid
Humidity-control technology for fresh food under any condition.

Dishwasher safe
Created for reuse as it is top-shelf dishwasher safe.

“57% of consumers agree that the quality of the food packaging reflects on a restaurant’s image.”

Source: IFMA

 

ProView features a sleek black base for superior food presentation and a clear lid for authentic visualization, order accuracy, personal branding, and clear labeling. The containers are vented for breathability and have a secured button lock with an audible snap. They are also comprised of a thermoformed polypropylene material to complement a range of food establishments seeking optimum security, strength, and style. ProView offers a variety of sizes, widely ranging from a sandwich/snack container to a jumbo take-out container. Here’s the product line at a glance as I walk you through each member of the family:

stacked ProView containers

PV225 – Large Hinged Sandwich Container

This container is a perfect candidate for single grab n’ go food items. The PV225 features a size that works well for burgers, sandwiches, and sides. It can also contain warm desserts, which is what makes this small container “short and sweet” for consumers.

PV240 & PV243Medium Hinged Container

The medium hinged containers are a one of a kind size for leftover meals and small off premise dining. Offered in a single compartment and three compartments, it is one of our carry-out options that can be used for a variety of food items.

PV200 & PV203Large Hinged Container

The PV200 & PV203 are large containers that serve as an ideal size for a standard meal with varied sides. This item also comes in one and three compartments.

PV250 & PV253CO Jumbo Hinged Container

What’s a container if it can’t hold even the largest food items? No need to worry when considering the PV250 & PV253CO. It is a jumbo container for large, exquisite food items like lobster, ribs, and steak to name a few. It can hold large entrees and varied sides effortlessly, while maintaining its integrity for being leak resistant, stackable, and easy to carry.

ProView does not back down from the competition since it is a distinctive product line for innovative markets. This collection of microwave safe containers prove to be reliable for off-premise dining, all-day breakfast, grab n’ go, home delivery, and even for the growing ethnic flair that consumers are readily exploring. Genpak is not only committed to delivering top quality containers, but we strive to deliver top quality packaging as your food packaging company. To see more of Proview’s high performance, watch the video below. To request free samples, click here.

Why You’ll Love the New A8801 & AS8802 Clear Hinged Food Service Containers

October 19th, 2017 RSS feed icon

Genpak stackable food containers

Authentic food presentation is key to inclined sales in today’s market, and there is no better product to use for customer attraction than Genpak’s new A8801 and AS8802 Clear Hinged Food Service Containers. We introduce to you a duo of attention-grabbing packaging that showcases signature menu items to strengthen brand image. They are both addendums to our extensive product line of clear food service containers, and they showcase signature food items beautifully. Here are the reasons why you’ll love these containers as much as we do.

First, let’s talk about the obvious. They’re crystal clear!

Consumers love transparency, and it’s relieving to have this see-through feature incorporated into our food packaging designs. The A8801 and AS8802 Clear Hinged Food Service Containers provide an unmatched clarity for superior food visualization. They effortlessly speak volumes to shoppers who value an honest evidence of food items. Consumers are more inclined to purchase food contained in transparent packaging because it offers them visual validation. These containers also allow for various viewing angles with our 360 degree packaging design.
clear sandwich container

They’re durable and robust.

Sustainability is a high priority in the packaging industry, which can be found in our sculptural clamshell design in the A8801 and AS8802. The rim around top of the container allows for easy stacking and creates shelf appeal. It contains both a secure button-lock closure and our popular Secure Seal® feature, to shield oxygen and maintain freshness of food. The AS8801 was constructed with one open compartment space for custom meal combinations, while the AS8802 includes two slanted compartments to elevate food assortments at a unique viewing angle.

They make an eco-impact.

Environmentally friendly plastic is a viable attribute that makes us competitive for the future of food service. The A8801 and AS8802 are made of PET, which is a versatile substrate that is widely accepted by most municipalities curb side recycling programs.

As a company accustomed to diversifying in our food packaging options, you can make food items look more compelling with the transparent duo that exhibits our sustainability objectives and meets our hygienic standards. Display your product at its eye appealing best with Genpak’s new A8801 and AS8802 Clear Hinged Food Service Containers!

 

Want more details? Check out our video of the A8801 and AS8802 and tell us what you think in the comment section. Since you’re new to these products, you can request free samples and experience them for yourself.

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First Ever, National Bakery Day!

September 28th, 2017 RSS feed icon

Happy National Bakery Day!!

Whether you are celebrating with an independent bakery in your town, or one of the many national bakeries around the country, the confectionery delights made up by the baking industry are sweet!

selection of bakery items in different containers and trays

Genpak Oven Ready Bakery

Today is the first ever National Bakery Day. This day honors local bakeries throughout our neighborhoods. With local events, like an éclair eating contest in Delaware, tastings, free giveaways happening in every city, we hope you are getting out there to celebrate sweet treats. If you’re in the Charlotte area like us, you can find a few places to get a sweet fix.

Here at Genpak we support local and national bakeries every day with our containers. From oven ready baking trays to clear hinged display containers, we make sure the beautiful products that are created are displayed well. Baking trays, like the 55306, 6 count muffin tray, are perfect for baking in, then showcasing the finished product. The overcap dome lids give plenty of room for lots of frosting and decorating.

Don’t forget we have multiple sizes of angel food cake pans as well. No need to fight with the aluminum pans any more. Various sizes are readily available and easy to use. Check out our video for further proof Genpak provides a great baking container.

How Genpak’s Microwavable Containers Protect The Environment

August 30th, 2017 RSS feed icon

Source reduction is becoming widely acceptable in our society in hopes of eliminating waste and protecting the environment. Manufacturers are taking advantage of this solution using the three R’s of sustainability: reduce, reuse, and recycle. This 3-step process generates new paths explored by Gen Xers and Millennials as they are more versed in saving the environment through various source reduction programs.

Microwavable Containers that protect the environment

Smart Set Pro containers are recyclable, reusable, and microwave safe.

Here at Genpak, we mark environmental solutions as a high priority by making conservational moves in the food packaging industry. Our best example of that is Smart Set Pro, a collection of microwave safe containers that are designed to be reused, as they are dishwasher safe and recyclable. High in quality and in value, these sustainable containers are perfect for signature menu items and are revolutionary for the ever evolving dine-in, take out, and home delivery platforms. In addition, it’s comprised of textured polypropylene, which is cool to the touch and 20% lighter compared to other competitor options.

We take pride in meeting the growing demand for quality products one container at a time, as we strive to be your food packaging company.

Interested in learning more about what Genpak is doing to protect the environment? Visit the Green Room for global facts, concerns, and our solutions. For more information about Smart Set Pro, click here. To request a free sample, click here.

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