Have you ever gotten takeout only to see there was no cutlery in the bag? Cutlery in takeout packaging is often an afterthought, but it doesn’t have to be! When ordering takeout, utensils are a must to enjoy your meal.
In this post, we’re talking about how incorporate cutlery into your takeout packaging. Read on to learn more!
cutlery as part of the packaging
The first option for incorporating cutlery in your takeout packaging is to make the cutlery a part of the packaging itself! This option secures your utensils while also adding value to your packaging.
For example, with these sushi boxes, the chopsticks hold the box closed. This keeps the cutlery out of the way while complimenting the overall design!
In both of the examples above, the cutlery is a part of the packaging! From the chopsticks holding the sushi box closed, to the utensils being held in place with the die-cut strip, the possibilities are endless!
packaging as cutlery
Another option is to make the packaging the cutlery! This option is a fun and functional way to reduce excess waste. Additionally, there are no extra disposable materials!
These utensils are built into the lid of the takeout packaging. When it’s time to eat, they can be popped out! This is a great way to ensure that customers always have a utensil to enjoy their meal.
cutlery as a separate item
The final option is to offer the utensils separately. This option is the most common, but it doesn’t have to be boring!
Customizing the look of your cutlery can add a special touch to what is usually considered an afterthought.
Why should I incorporate cutlery in takeout packaging?
The takeout industry has exploded due to COVID-19. Including your branding on your takeout packaging lets customers directly associate the food they’re eating with your restaurant! After all, it’s just another takeout container until it’s custom!
Especially with food packaging, it’s important to consider the 3 P’s of packaging. This includes not only your takeout containers but also the cutlery it comes with!
Not sure where to start? That’s where we come in! Our design specialists can help you create the packaging of your dreams, all the way down to the cutlery! Contact us today to learn how we can assist you with all of your packaging, down to the smallest detail!