Kari-Out will showcase its line of foodservice take-out packaging products May 21-24 during the National Restaurant Show at Chicago’s McCormick Place. Attendees are invited to visit the industry supplier at Kari-Out Booth No. 4082 on the trade show floor.
“Kari-Out is a pioneer in the takeout foodservice industry and has paved the way for the transformation of the away-from-home, food-on-the-move experience in the U.S. The company has become a trusted partner in foodservice by manufacturing high-quality, American-made, sustainable products and by sourcing them from across its extensive global supply chain,” said Kim Cassar, Kari-Out’s VP of marketing.
Among its varied products, Kari-Out is a manufacturer of soy sauce, duck sauce, mustard and hot sauce take-out packets. The company produces packets under its brands, such as Panda Soy Sauce, Diamond Red Hot Sauce, Tiger Sriracha Sauce as well as private label sauces for national restaurant chains.
To that end, Kari-Out will be investing more than $2 million to increase its new portion control packaging capacity. The new machines added to Kari-Out’s Totowa, New Jersey manufacturing facility will enable it to produce 15 percent more packets annually. With drive-through service accounting for more than 70 percent of total sales for quick service restaurants, there is a growing need for portion pack sauces.
The company has also made an investment to expand manufacturing capabilities in its specialty quality packaging facility in New York, where Kari-Out’s Food Trays, Eco Box and Eco Earth paper food containers are produced. SQP, founded in 1981, has been a Kari-Out company for more than 15 years and has helped Kari-Out drive innovation with an experienced manufacturing team.
State-of-the-art machines with die-cutting, folding and forming technology will allow Kari-Out to double its capacity for paper containers, producing innovative new shapes and sizes to accommodate the carry-out industry.
Earlier this month, Kari-Out announced its acquisition of Paper Bags USA. The paper bag market is projected to hit more than $7 billion in sales by 2030. The acquisition expands Kari-Out’s focus on paper packaging.
At a time when pickup and delivery service is trending upward, paper packaging and bags are growing market segments for Kari-Out. The company has immediate plans to double the capacity of the Paper Bags USA facility and enhance the printing capabilities to four-color printing for customizable branding.
The National Restaurant Association Show is a leading trade show for the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industry. The show highlights exciting new products, innovative new equipment, as well as business connections with key suppliers and access to expert-led education sessions on today’s biggest topics. It also affords opportunities to industry-leading products and solutions for growth to help professionals navigate new business realities.
For more information, visit kariout.com.