How to choose the right carry out food container
Do you know that carry out or to go containers can be a reflection of your restaurants prestige. The wrong container can make it look like it is not important, it's just something to wrap the leftover food in, some people even call it doggie bag, but believe it or not your customer will rank your service with the way you wrap their food.
In supermarket or deli shops they make carry out containers as a selling presentation that plays a big role in whether the customer makes a purchase or not based on what they see.
In restaurant, since they only wrap the leftover food, usually they pick the most economic insulated foam container or commonly known as to go box. However there are so many other choices with even the foam container that you can choose from to help store the food according to what you are placing in them that will give you a much better presentation image to your customers.
Fried chicken/fish/friesUse a to go box vented to help the air circulate to keep the fried food crispier longer.
Hot soupIf it's a thick or creamy soup that is less than 16 oz you can put it in foam bowl with a foam lid to keep it warmer longer. More than 16 oz we suggest you use microwavable plastic container, you also can put boiling soup in this container since heat resistance for this container is 350 degree.
SaucesChoose the shape of container according to how your customer use the sauce , either they dip the food into a sauce that you will need a wide mouth sauce container like Dart 5B20 foam bowl or they take a bit of sauce and put it into their food container, and if you need a see through sauce container you can use Dart Souffle cup, or the wide mouth deli container.
Stir fried or steamedUse tight closed container to keep in the moisture with a perimeter seal is preferable.
Ice cream or cakesNon icing or sugar contact dessert you can use the most economic OPS clear container, choose the right size and shapes. For sugar contact, use PET high clarity container, that not only give better presentation but also keep the icing/sauces not sticks to the container.