US Foods Holding Corp. has announced the launch of Summer Scoop 2019, showcasing 21 innovative products designed to help independent restaurant operators keep up with busy diners.
The products include a range of sustainable take-out containers and to go packaging, including bowls, which the firm claims appear on one-third of U.S. menus and have grown at a 16 percent rate over the past four years.
Stacey Kinkaid, vice president of product development and innovation at US Foods said: “We recently surveyed more than 500 independent restaurant operators and found that only 53 percent felt confident in their ability to utilize delivery services.
“Right now, we know that delivery and on-the-go dining is causing major shifts in the restaurant world. In fact, more than 80 percent of consumers report using services that let them enjoy restaurant food outside of the restaurant, at least monthly.
“This Summer Scoop lineup gives our customers the tools, the products and the confidence they need to provide delivery, take-out, grab-and-go and retail solutions for anytime, anywhere dining.”
The sustainable containers include: a Monogram Molded Fiber Bowl, a bowl that is 100 percent compostable and Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) certified, sustainably made from molded wheat fiber and can be used for hot and cold meals; a Monogram Wheat Fiber Soufflé Cup, a Serve Good item used for sauces, dips, dressings and other condiments which is 100 percent compostable, made from molded wheat fiber as well as BPI certified; and a Monogram Pulp Folding Container, another item that is 100 percent compostable, BPI-certified and which is designed with a double-locking system that requires no lid.
Images of the containers are provided below: