We have an incredible variety of take-out containers on our site. But which containers should you choose for your establishment? In this video, I’ll go over some of the features you should look for and some of the considerations that should factor into your choice of take-out containers.
Probably the most important and obvious consideration is what kind of food you serve. Of course, the size of your food is going to be important. Using the smallest container that works is your best bet to save money. It’s a good idea to have multiple sizes on hand for that reason. As far as style, a sandwich shop might do well with an inexpensive and insulating foam container, but a fine dining restaurant will want to choose a container that presents there food in the best possible light and allows the customer to warm the food properly. Some foods, like salads, look great in clear containers. If you are serving food that you want to keep crisper, make sure you choose a container with vents, to release condensation. If you serve liquid foods, a good seal is more important.
All containers insulate food to an extent, but nothing beats Styrofoam for insulation. However, anything other than mild re-heating will melt Styrofoam in the microwave. If you want your customers to be able to microwave the food, we have many choices, including some environmentally-friendly options and we also have microwaveable plastics that your customers will love, because they can be reused several times. We also sell that pizza shop favorite, foil take-out containers, which are great for putting your ziti or other foods in an oven.
Cost is often the overriding factor, but don’t let it be the only one. Nothing is less expensive than Styrofoam, but keep in mind that you shouldn’t use it if your customers are looking to your restaurant for a fine dining on environmentally-friendly dining experience. Whatever your choice, make sure you are using the smallest container that works.
Are your snack bar customers taking the meal 10 feet to a picnic table? Foam is probably your most cost-effective option. Are you trying to promote curbside pick-up at your casual restaurant? Then consider sturdy, vented, microwavable clamshell containers to really help you promote the service be getting your food home in almost dine-in condition. If you are doing grab and go, you’ll definitely want containers that offer high visibility. And of course, the old doggie bag application will vary depending on the style of restaurant you run.
Finally, there are environmental factors. Some of you will have customers that are very sensitive to environmental issues, you’ll want to cater to them by choosing some of our compostable or degradable containers.
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Looking for a foam hinged tray line with a unique feature that no other foam tray line on the market offers? Then look no further than Dart line of foam, hinged-lid containers, featuring the innovative, patented, PERFormer perforated hinge. The PERFormer perforated hinge is a one-of-a-kind feature available on 14 popular sizes on Dart's foam, hinged-lid containers. Simply grab the lid, hold on to the base, and gently pull apart the lid from the base. It allows the container's lid to easily be removed, making for a less cluttered dining experience and providing an extra plate for meal sharing. Our containers feature either a double-lock closure or a knuckle-locking tab, intended to prevent accidental opening. And a tab on the base ensures that the containers stay closed when picked up by the lid. The recessed lid and platform base increase the stability of multiple, stacked containers, allowing for stable and convenient transportation. Secures stacking also allows the maximum use of space during order preparation. The vent holes above the inner tray are specially placed on the side walls of the lid to allow steam to escape, thereby preserving product crispiness and quality. Carry-out service wouldn't be complete without our superior quality foam hinged-lid containers available in white, with our most popular sizes also available in black.
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For superior quality and convenience, select Dart foam containers feature the patented PERFormer perforated lid. This lid design ensures excellent security to prevent spills, while also allowing for one container to be torn apart into two usable trays. It also stacks for a great, space-efficient option in the kitchen.
Why are the measurements in the title different from those in the description?
The measurements in the title are the nominal industry-standard measurements. However, not all manufacturers adhere to this standard, so the actual measurements are included in the description.
Local regulations prevent me from using foam products - what are my alternatives?
Some areas have introduced legislation to ban the use of polystyrene foam food service products, such as cups, plates, and take-out containers. Fortunately, we offer a variety of alternatives for every business and every budget. Check out our full selection of paper and plastic dinnerware, and we even have eco-friendly options too!
With an eye-catching embossed Chinese symbol for prosperity on the lid, this Dart 206HT1PR white foam shallow rectangular clamshell container is perfect for your ethnic food or Zen-inspired venue! The shallow rectangular design is ideal for hot and cold foods. Featuring a hinged lid, this container can be quickly and easily closed to keep up with the fast-paced environment of your restaurant or take out venue. With two secure closure tabs, this tightly sealed container is protected against accidental openings and spills during transport, giving your guests peace of mind knowing their meal is tightly contained. Plus, the insulated foam construction ensures your patrons' food remains hot or chilled until they are ready to eat, plus the foam material makes it a more cost-efficient option over other materials. Patrons can easily remove the perforated lid, enabling them to use the container as a plate and eat directly from the container. With the lid out of the picture, patrons can fill their table with more of your scrumptious food!
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