Almost every chain restaurant has procedures in place for portion control. Making sure ingredients are being measured and the correct amount of product is going out every time is very important. Without portion controls in place, restaurants can lose a great deal of money. By keeping close control over portion sizes, chain restaurants ensure healthy profit margins. But even for small, independent restaurants, portion control plays an important role in keeping a business profitable. Types of packaging for portion control Some types of food packaging can be key to keeping portions exact, increasing your revenue long term. Portion cups with lids, or mini cups, can hold set amounts of sauces like guacamole or salsa. The portion cups reduce food waste and keep sauces, dips and dressings fresh. Tight fitting lids reduce waste by preventing spillage messes. Portion cups also come in a variety of sizes – an ounce for every need. Made from polypropylene (PP), clear portion cups and lids show off the sauces while keeping condiments such as jalapenos or hot peppers secure. Another benefit for PP portion or mini cups is that they are recyclable and offer an environmentally friendly option for restaurants that are concerned about how
San Francisco California-based The Melt is a fast-casual restaurant that, using technology, delivers custom grilled cheese sandwiches that stay hot, and remain melted on the inside and crunchy on the outside. Their tagline reads “Grilled Cheese Happiness™” and they aim to meet this goal by using a streamlined online ordering system (an app of course) and delivering these all-natural, creative sandwiches in an eco-friendly way. Their Smart Box delivery system has received some well-deserved attention. The Smart Box keeps the grilled cheese combination sandwiches hot and crunchy for 30 minutes or more. This makes downtown delivery of tasty, hot and wholesome lunch food in San Francisco quick and reliable. As part of their innovative sandwich delivery system, The Melt used a KangaBox Thermal Food Carrier EX6300-RA in orange to complement their smart box. The KangaBox thermal food carrier is ideal for keeping food hot or cold. The ultra-lightweight KangaBox fits on top of the Smart Box, making for a fast and easy delivery. Made from Expandable Polypropylene EPP, the KangaBox is 100% recyclable, so it is truly an eco-friendly solution to hot food transport and storage. The Melt is currently operating 16 locations throughout California. Flip Video founder Jonathan Kaplan leads their
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