Given that the COVID-19 outbreak forced a lot of restaurants to close their doors for in-store dining, Canadians are ordering a lot more takeout!
This can be seen in a recent survey conducted by the Agri-Food Analytics Lab (AAL) at Dalhousie University of almost 7,300 Canadians. Results show that before the pandemic, 29.6% Canadians reported ordering food online once a week. That proportion has soared to 45.4% since March 2020!
During this time, businesses have been diverting their attention to custom packaging in order to differentiate from their competitors. Still, we noticed that when it comes to sushi packaging, the options are pretty bleak!
To keep up with the demand, we successfully came out with a custom, eco-friendly takeout catalogue perfect for fast food and fine-dining restaurants alike.
What has Been on the Market?
While more high-end sushi restaurants are opting for rigid boxes and corrugated trays, a majority of them still heavily depend on plastic as a popular packaging material because it’s readily available and affordable.
But with eco-consumerism on the rise, it’s no longer a wise option to be using plastic as it can deteriorate brand image amongst new and existing clients. From a design perspective, plastic packaging isn’t really attractive either.
It’s important to acknowledge that as Canada prepares to ban single-use plastics by December 2021, plastic packaging is not a sound investment! The ban will cover products such as plastic bags, straws, cutlery, stir sticks, six-pack rings and styrofoam (another popular packaging choice for this industry)!
The ban doesn’t cover hard black plastics, so you might be thinking it’s okay to continue using them because they’re “more eco-friendly”.
But did you know that a majority of waste management facilities are unable to identify black plastic containers!? With that being said, almost all black plastics end up in the landfill! Keeping these issues in mind, it inspired us to create our latest catalogue!
LeKAC’s Solution to the Problem
After extensive research into existing sushi packaging, we finally narrowed down our offerings to the following products ideal for sushi restaurants – not to mention the different add-ons, accessories and finishings available as well!
Not sure which product you need, or don’t know where to start? Our custom packaging specialists are just a phone call or email away! Contact us today for a free consultation and quote on multiple products!
Our paper boxes are versatile in nature as we offer multiple print options. Since they’re made from recycled paper, it makes them a good cost-effective and eco-friendly option as well!
Choose from our classic takeout box structure, base and lid our tuck-in folding box structure! For an additional cost, you can also add dividers for optimal support and separation!
If you prefer a more high-end material, then our rigid boxes are a great option! They’re made from a thick greyboard material and offer amazing presentation!
You can choose between a base and lid structure or an open from side structure with unlimited printing options.
Step up your game when you opt for magnetic closures, gold/silver foil detailing and a matte or glossy finish!
Our wooden containers are another versatile option you can consider! You can choose from a bowl, rectangular wooden box or solid wood structure. The first two are great cost-effective options, but if you prefer high-end packaging, we recommend the solid wood box!
If you opt for the solid wood box, you can have your logo embossed as well to maximize the overall presentation!
HOT FOOD CONTAINERS
No meal is complete without some delicious, hot appetizers and mains!
If you’re looking for hot food containers, you can choose from our classic takeout box, lunch box or lotus box structures. We offer these products in both brown Kraft and white base! Coated with an oil or water varnish (to keep it eco-friendly!), these boxes will help your clients avoid spills and enjoy their food to the max.
You can rest assured knowing that they are food grade certified and have anti-leak bottoms. Achieve full brand publicity with these packaging products.
Paper bags scream versatility and convenience – but are also a fantastic eco-friendly branding option!
Choose from our 120g Kraft paper bag with a twisted or flat paper handle, or our 210g cardboard laminated paper bag! The cardboard laminated paper bag offers a sleek finish and comes with multiple handle options!
Paper bags are also cost-effective, elegant and durable! Choose between white or brown Kraft for a more natural finish, or a full-colour design to really make your sushi packaging pop!
We offer an extensive line of reusable bags as well!
- non-woven PP bags which are cost-effective, durable and are made for multi-purpose use!
- Heat sealed bags are also durable, but are easier to clean and offer a unique look as they’re made from a recyclable material!
If you prefer a more natural look or really want to stand out from your competitors, we’d recommend choosing:
- Kraft Woven
- High Density Polyester
In addition, we offer custom cooler bags! They are durable, heavy-weight, and come with an insulated layer which will guarantee the freshness of the food! Be sure to inquire about our different fabric options as well for a totally unique look!
Overall, you can be certain that you will achieve long-lasting publicity with any of our reusable bag options!
Last but not least, custom utensils are a great addition to for your sushi packaging line because they can help achieve brand consistency and give you that finishing touch!
You can choose between wooden cutlery with embossed logos, utensil set bags, boxes and chopstick sleeves.
What else can LeKAC offer?
We’re glad you asked! Now that we’ve got the basic products down, let’s talk add-ons, accessories and finishings (matte or glossy!
Small details count, and we want to help you achieve as luxurious a look as possible. Foil printing, embossing and debossing are definitely ways to do that!
In addition, you could consider inserts (choose from paper, corrugated material or wood) which will enable you to maximize protection and customize bento meals!
LeKAC also offers a wide range of accessories, such as:
- custom napkins
- business cards
- soup bowls
- paper sleeves for wooden bowls and rectangular boxes
- soy sauce containers
HOW TO ORDER
At LeKAC, we pride ourselves on making your experience as simple and stress-free as possible! We have examined the sushi industry and came up with the most common dimensions for various products.
However, we know that custom is shrimply the best and are happy to adjust dimensions to suit your specific needs!
Take a look at our sushi catalogue, and give us a call to discuss your options. We’ll wok you through our entire process from start to finish and address:
- dimensions, printing options, material choices
- mass production
- shipment and delivery of goods
It’s that simple! You can reach us (toll free) at 1-866-996-6818 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We can’t wait to hear from you!