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Takeout Guide from our kitchen to yours

A guide for takeout, to-go and delivery


TAKEOUT AND DELIVERY

DID YOU KNOW?

40%

of restaurants' sales could come from delivery by 2020.

34%

of customers say take-out is essential to their daily lives.

6/10

Millennials say takeout and delivery are important when choosing a restaurant

New technology, mobile apps and delivery services are contributing to the takeout and delivery phenomenon, which is surpassing the $52 billion mark. As a restaurant operator, now is the time to evaluate your strategy and determine how you can provide a takeout program that meets consumer needs for convenience, while maintaining the quality and taste of your menu. Takeout and delivery orders are on the rise, and with check averages that are typically higher than dine-in orders, these opportunities are great ways to add new revenues and profits. In fact, the average American spends $1,100 on online food delivery each year. Use this guide to help prepare your menu, marketing and operations for success.


TAKEOUT AND DELIVERY STRATEGY While creating a takeout/delivery strategy can be a nice bump for your bottom line, there are many things to consider as you develop your plan. Here are a few ideas to get the ball rolling:

Partner Up

Make an App

Sites like GrubHub, EatStreet and Caviar act as virtual food courts, letting customers browse through restaurant offerings and order online. Restaurants typically pay a 10 percent to 20 percent commission.

Mobile and online ordering are replacing phone orders, offering convenience to customers and restaurant operators. As for the restaurant, operations aren’t disrupted by phone calls, and an app never forgets to upsell.

Communicate

Reward Loyalty

Give an estimated time of arrival. Provide updates if delays arise. People want transparency.

Give customers an incentive to order again. Give discounts to returning customers.

Group Ordering

Pump up your profits by facilitating group orders. A group leader starts the online order and notifies other participants to add their items, with each member discretely entering their own credit card information.

Be your own Billboard Send a flyer or a magnet that customers can add to their fridge with a number and menu to encourage future orders.

MOBILE ORDERING AND DELIVERY APPS General Guidelines:

Online/Mobile Ordering:

-Establish dedicated employee resources to handle orders. - Offer only menu items that can withstand transport. - Set a manageable delivery radius. - Use suggestive selling with ordering platforms and delivery apps to increase checks. - Set a minimum order amount.

- Limit third-party services to no more than two for manageability. - Display menu photos to enhance appetite appeal and decision-making. - Make it easy for guest to order from your website or a thirdparty delivery service.

NEED TO SET UP YOUR MOBILE ORDERING SYSTEM OR APP? Look no further than our partner, Menuetta! Menuetta provides industry leading marketing services designed specifically for the restaurant user. Learn more at www.Menuetta.com or call 1.888.938.1962.


THREE COMPARTMENT

ONE COMPARTMENT

SANDWICH

FOAM CONTAINERS

#197493 | 4/125 ct Foam Container 6x6x3 White Hinged

#860769 | 4/125 ct Foam Container 6x6x3 Black Hinged

#382301 | 500 ct Foam Container 5" Unlaminated

• Bottom Ridges to prevent sogginess • Stacking Rim • Double Lock Lid

• Bottom Ridges to prevent sogginess • Stacking Rim • Vapor Control Side Seams • Super-Secure Locking System

• Sandwich Size • Single Tab Closure

#239861 | 2/100 ct Foam Container Large 9 13/16x6 1/2 x2 7/8

#197494 | 2/100 ct Foam Container Medium 8x8x3

#239863 | 2/100 ct Foam Container Large Economy 9x9x3

• Bottom Ridges to prevent sogginess • Stacking Rims • Lightweight, but sturdy • Double Lock Lid

• Bottom Ridges to prevent soggy food • Stacking Rim • Vapor Control Side Seams • Super-Secure Locking System

• Sturdy • Hinged • Versatile

#860772 | 2/100 ct Foam Container Large 9 1/4x9 1/4x3

#274671 | 2/100 ct Foam Container Large Vented 9 1/4x 9 1/4x3

#274671 | 2/100 ct Foam Container Large Economy 9 1/4x 9 1/4x3

• Stacking Rims • Double Lock Lid

• Stacking Rims • Double Lock Lid • Venting to keep food fresh and crispy

• Double Lock Lid


UPSCALE OPTIONS 57%

of consumers agree that packaging makes a big difference in takeout food quality.*

47%

of consumers will pay more for takeout if better quality packaging was provided.*

54%

of consumers say the quality of disposable packaging reflects on a restaurant's image.*

#350271 | 150 ct 8" Black Bottom 32 oz PET Square Bowl

#350274 | 150 ct 8" Clear PET Dome Lid

#363027 | 100 ct Black Bottom Clear Lid PP 3 Comp.

• Cold Food Applications • Lid: #350274

• Cold Food Applications • Base: #350271

• Microwaveable & Dishwasher Safe • 3 Comp: 26 oz/7oz/7 oz

#476177 | 100 ct Hinged Octagonal PET Black Bottom Clear Lid

#567835 | 150 ct Combo Packed 2 Piece PP 3 Comp. Base & Lid

#856696 | 100 ct Hinged Black Bottom Clear Lid 46.5 oz PP 1 Comp.

• Cold or Warm Food Applications • Tear Away Lid Option

• Microwaveable & Dishwasher Safe • 3 Comp: 21 oz/6 oz/6 oz

• Microwaveable & Dishwasher Safe

#963195 | 100 ct Hinged Black Bottom Clear Lid 47.5 oz PP 1 Comp.

#978640 | 100 ct Hinged Black Bottom Clear Lid 34 oz PP 1 Comp.

#560262 | 100 ct Hinged Black Bottom Clear Lid 9x9 3 Comp.

• Microwaveable & Dishwasher Safe • Tear Away Lid Option

• Microwaveable & Dishwasher Safe

• Microwaveable & Dishwasher Safe

*Source: Technomic 2017


DISPOSABLE CUPS

#336560 | 4/75 ct 4 Cup Carrier Holds 8 - 32 oz.


FOAM CUPS 434954 240722 199424 199425 199426 313167

White Foam Cup 8 oz White Foam Cup 10 oz White Foam Cup 12 oz White Foam Cup 16 oz White Foam Cup 20 oz White Foam Cup 24 oz

25/20 ct 40/25 ct 40/25 ct 20/25 ct 25/20 ct 25/20 ct

• Use for both hot and cold • Versatile for tear back slots and straw slots

LIDS #313180 | 10/100 ct Cold Lid Translucent Straw Slot

#199427 | 10/100 ct Hot Cold Lid Combo Straw Slot and Tear

Fits 12 - 24 oz cups

Fits 12 - 24 oz cups

KIDS CUPS • Polypropylene vs injection molded • Triple combo packs (500 cups, straws & lids) • Earth print • Wide base for tip resistant vs Styrofoam • Made in South Carolina

#338176 | 10/50 ct Kids Plastic Cup with Lid and Straw 12 oz

HOT CUPS #992543 | 1/1000 ct White Hot Paper Cup 16 oz.

#309667 | 20/50 ct Hot Java Hot Paper Cup 12 oz.

Lid Item: #862587

Lid Item: #376835

PORTION CUPS 332912 253852 253861 253863 253853 253862 • Leak Resistant Lid • Polystyrene - sturdier than polypropylene • Stacks well • Made in America • Black Portion Cups are upscale

10/250 ct 10/250 ct 20/125 ct 20/125 ct 10/250 ct 20/125 ct

Translucent Portion Cup 1 oz Translucent Portion Cup 2 oz Translucent Portion Cup 3.25 oz Translucent Portion Cup 4 oz Black Portion Cup 2 oz Black Portion Cup 3.25 oz

PORTION CUP LIDS 253865 253857 332913

20/125 ct 20/125 ct 20/125 ct

Clear Portion Cup Lid 3.25 - 5 oz Clear Portion Cup Lid 1.5 - 2.5 oz Clear Portion Cup Lid .75 oz - 1 oz


PIZZA BOXES CHOOSING THE RIGHT BOX White on Kraft (brown) Corrugated Cardboard

Kraft on Kraft Clay (No corrugation) "B" or "E" Corrugated - "B" is much thicker and stronger than "E"

323817 323818 323819 323841 323842

1/50 ct 1/50 ct 1/50 ct 1/50 ct 1/50 ct

10" White B Flute 12" White B Flute 14" White B Flute 16" White B Flute 18" White B Flute

237784 280179 280182 280183 280186 140317 231892 98919 102066 237784 237741 231895 263194 243759

1/50 ct 1/50 ct 1/50 ct 1/50 ct 1/50 ct 1/25 ct 1/50 ct 1/50 ct 1/50 ct 1/50 ct 1/50 ct 1/50 ct 1/50 ct 1/50 ct

10" Signature B Flute 12" Signature B Flute 14" Signature B Flute 16" Signature B Flute 18" Signature B Flute 20" Signature B Flute 12" Crown E Flute 14" Crown E Flute 16" Crown E Flute 10" Crown B Flute 12" Crown B Flute 14" Crown B Flute 16" Crown B Flute 18" Crown B Flute

313991 357625

1/100 ct 1/100 ct

12" Clay Coated 14" Clay Coated

1/100 ct 1/100 ct 1/100 ct 1/100 ct 1/100 ct 1/50 ct

Star Pizza Star Pizza Star Pizza Star Pizza Star Pizza Star Pizza

Roma Crown

First Mark

Roma Signature

PIZZA CIRCLES

Clay

311090 394357 394438 394445 476449 311082

10" Plain 12" White 14" White 16" White 16" Plain 18" Plain


MISCELLANEOUS

#240711 | 2/500 ct Foil Sheet Wrap Honeycomb 14 x 16

#996081 | 2/500 ct Deli Wax Sheet Wrap 8 x 10.75

#402771 | 12/500 ct White Wax Paper Wrap 10 x 10.75

• Easy to use, superior cling film • Idea for hot applications • Resists grease and moisture

• Resists grease and moisture • Ensures product freshness • Other sizes: 996075 & 996076

• Resists grease and moisture • Ensures product freshness • Other sizes: 402767 & 402773

#420559 | 9/50 ct Paper Black Carryout Box

#851248 | 2000 ct Kraft Paper Sandwich Bag

#995848 | 1000 ct Sub Printed Bag 4.5 x 2 x 14

• Leak and grease resistant • Hot and cold food • Easy Stacking

• Grease resistant • Hot and cold food

• Grease resistant • Hot and cold food

#540488 | 200 ct Kraft Paper Bag 12x9x15.75

#388878 | 1000 ct Large Thank you Plastic Bag

#329793 | 1000 ct Peach Butcher Paper Wrap 9 x 12

• Durable, natural kraft paper

• Durable consistent quality

• Designed to keep meat juices and bloom locked


ECO FRIENDLY

#365153 | 20/50 ct Cold Drink Clear Cups 16 oz

#414170 | 20/50 ct Cold Drink Clear Cups 10 oz

#911297 | 20/50 ct Cold Drink Clear Cups 16 - 18 oz

• Made from Ingeo biopolymer, a PLA resin derived from plants • 100% compostable • Lid: #530084

• Made from Ingeo biopolymer, a PLA resin derived from plants • 100% compostable

• Made from Ingeo biopolymer, a PLA resin derived from plants • 100% compostable • Lid: #530084

#530084 | 24/25 ct Cold Cup 16/24 Lid

#391617 | 2/100 ct Clamshell Container 9x9

#391618 | 4/125 ct Clamshell Container 6x6

• Made from Ingeo biopolymer, a PLA resin derived from plants • 100% compostable • Leak resistant snap fit lid

• Made of bagasse, a sugarcane by-product • Biodegradable, compostable and recyclable • Microwavable

• Made of bagasse, a sugarcane by-product • Biodegradable, compostable and recyclable • Microwavable

#391619 | 2/100 ct Clamshell Container 9x9 3 Compartments

#420554 | 2/125 ct Clamshell Container 9x6 Molded

#492388 | 1/200 ct Clamshell Container 8x8 Molded

• Made of bagasse, a sugarcane by-product • Biodegradable, compostable and recyclable • Microwavable

• Made of bagasse, a sugarcane by-product • Biodegradable, compostable and recyclable • Microwavable

• Made of bagasse, a sugarcane by-product • Biodegradable, compostable and recyclable • Microwavable


TAKEOUT/DELIVERY TIPS DON'TS

DO'S Put sauce on the side Seal containers tightly Separate hot and cold items Include promo items and menu copies Use sustainable packaging

Use oversized containers Forget to label dishes Run out of packaging supplies Miss out on branding Leave packages unsecured

PACKAGING

The right packaging is important for protecting quality, flavor and texture of your meals and for preventing messy travel mishaps. Here are some things to keep in mind when selecting containers and packing food to go.

TLC FOR FRIES Use open-top containers placed near the top of the bag

Insert napkins between fry containers to absorb steam

THE PERFECT PACKAGE

Vented to release steam and preserve crispness and freshness

Choose the correct container for the job.

PACKAGING TECHNIQUES Place condiments on the side Separate hot and cold items

USE SEPARATE BAGS

INVEST IN VENTILATION

STAY LOCAL

Placing hot and cold food in separate containers is an important first step, but stacking food items of varying temperatures on top of one another can quickly diminish the integrity of your dishes.

While it may seem counterintuitive, a container that successfully traps every last bit of heat can actually speed up food degradation. Use ventilated packaging that won't allow condensation for form.

Try to limit your delivery area to homes that are no more than a 15-minute drive away. This way, your delivery time won't be all going towards driving.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends keeping hot food at or above 140oF while being delivered. Cold food should be transported at or below 40oF.


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