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Why Use Paper Food Trays For Your Food Business

By: Lauren Landry

Here are five reasons why switching to paper food trays is a profitable move for your food business.

Aside from using paper bags for your takeout orders, you might want to consider using paper food trays for dine-in snack and dessert orders. Making the switch from using plastic to paper food trays is an excellent move to being a more sustainable business, as these wholesale to go containers are more biodegradable than plastic trays or plates.

Here are five benefits of using paper food trays for your food business:

  • Increases customer trust and loyalty
  • Great for a variety of foods
  • Durability and reliability
  • Available in many sizes and designs
  • Easy to dispose of and reusable

    #1 Increases Customer Trust and Loyalty

    As mentioned earlier, using paper food trays shows customers that you are a socially responsible business.  Being environmentally friendly is a plus for any business because consumers today now prefer brands that are sustainable over those that are not. A recent survey found that North American, Asian, and European consumers prefer eco-friendly packaging, with 77% of respondents saying plastic is the least environmentally responsible type of packaging. With that said, using paper food trays can help increase customer trust and loyalty.

    #2 Great for a Variety of Foods

    Paper food trays can hold a variety of snacks and desserts that your food business may offer. They are perfect for snack favorites like fries, nachos, chicken wings, sandwiches, hot dogs, and dessert favorites like fruit slices, cookies, and banana split ice cream. They can also be used for small servings of pasta, salads, and rice. These paper food trays are indeed versatile!

    #3 Durability and Reliability

    Paper food trays are great for a wide variety of foods because they are highly durable and reliable. These trays boast a sturdy construction and are made of quality materials, so they are leak-resistant. The food-safe gloss prevents the breaking and tearing of the paperboard material, so you do not have to worry about any mess or spills.

    #4 Available in many sizes and designs

     Just like most to-go containers, paper food trays are also available in many sizes and designs. You can get them in 0.5 lb size to 5 lb sizes. Aside from that, paper food trays come in various colors and designs – white, kraft, and even the classic shepherd’s check. Best of all, these paper food trays are customizable, so you can have your brand logo and other info printed on them as part of your marketing strategy.

    #5 Easy to dispose of and reusable

    Last but perhaps the most important reason of all is that paper food trays are easy to dispose of and reusable. Customers will just have to throw them in the trash, which means less work for your staff. And because they are made of environment-safe biodegradable materials, these paper food trays can be recycled under recycling programs and will not be stuck in landfills and oceans for years to come. Your customers will be able to reuse them as well, in case they bring these trays home. Used paper food trays are great for feeding pets as they can be quickly thrown away afterward.


    Should you plan on buying paper food trays in bulk for your food business, here are two best ones to consider:


    Karat Kraft Food Tray

    Karat’s food trays in kraft are available in multiple sizes – 0.5 lbs, 1 lb, 2 lbs, 2.5 lbs, 3 lbs, and 5 lbs. The inner side has a food-safe gloss coating that ensures that it will not leak or break when it comes in contact with liquids. You can order these food trays in bulk and have them custom printed.


    Karat Shepherd’s Check Food Tray


    The shepherd’s check food trays from Karat are the same as the kraft ones as they are also available in multiple sizes – 0.5 lbs, 1 lb, 2 lbs, 2.5 lbs, 3 lbs, and 5 lbs. They feature the iconic red and white check pattern reminiscent of retro diners and restaurants. These paper food trays also come with a food-safe gloss coating to prevent leaking and breakage.




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