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Double Wall Coffee Cups vs Cup Sleeves

Double Wall Coffee Cups vs Cup Sleeves

Posted by Ken Jacobus on 8th Dec 2021

There are few things better than playing with a laser thermometer, and drinking a lot of coffee while getting paid for it.Today we’re testing the claims that double wall insulated hot cups are better than using recycled cup sleeves with traditional single wall hot cups. Double wall hot cups are made by manufacturing two paper walls with an insulating air pocket between them. Some manufacturers have claimed using a double wall cup avoids the need for a sleeve and keeps drinks hotter longer.Since these cups tend to cost about $.06 more than a regular hot cup, we wanted to make sure the value was worth it- after all, a sleeve is about $.05.So we made some coffee in our headquarters Test Kitchen to find out.Lab Equipment Cup 1: World Centric 12 oz Single Wall Hot Cup and LidCup 2: World Centric 12 oz Double Wall Hot Cup and LidLaser Thermometer for measuring outside cup temperatureOld fashioned liquid thermometersBlack coffee, served at 180 degrees Fahrenheit The cup on the right (cup # 1
Reducing Waste in Restaurants

Reducing Waste in Restaurants

Posted by Ken Jacobus on 8th Dec 2021

The goal of reducing waste across many sectors of the food-service industry is following a paradigm shift. Discarded waste that fills non-degradable bags and populates landfills is not only aesthetically undesirable, but it's also environmentally irresponsible. "Going green" and "reducing our carbon footprint" are not just buzzwords; they are responsible steps toward a more sustainable lifestyle.Full-circle sustainability offers a three-faceted benefits package to the restaurant industry: Environment.Reducing landfill loads also reduces the production of methane gas, which is a primary contributor to the greenhouse gases that pollute the atmosphere. Economics.Food waste chips away at profit margins and increases waste-disposal costs. These costs can plummet by using alternative strategies designed to recycle and repurpose restaurant waste. Philanthropy. Sales profits are enhanced by people profits. Although restaurants can reduce waste by donating leftover food, feeding those in n
The Importance of Sustainability in Restaurants

The Importance of Sustainability in Restaurants

Posted by Good Start Packaging on 8th Dec 2021

Sustainability is a popular topic among restaurant owners today, but just how important are sustainable practices to the average customers? Well, all this talk among operators may not be for nothing, according to a new survey completed by Technomic, 63 percent of consumers said they are more likely to go to a restaurant that they perceive as being socially responsible. This could have a huge impact for any restaurant and certainly explains why 93 percent of restaurant operates find using sustainable practices as very or somewhat important. More than 50 percent of these operators go one step further and project that restaurants will have to take on sustainability practices if they hope to remain competitive in the upcoming years.What Do the Customers Want?While there appears to be no question that customers are looking for socially responsible restaurants, there is some question as to what sustainable practices the customers find important or valuable. Technomic’s survey took steps to e
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