Kari-Out will showcase its diverse and expansive line of foodservice take-out packaging products at the National Restaurant Show, May 21-24 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. Attendees are invited to visit the key industry supplier at Kari-Out Booth #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 Tarrytown, NY-based company has become a trusted partner in foodservice by manufacturing high-quality, American-made and sustainable products and by sourcing them from across its extensive global supply chain,” said Kim Cassar, Kari-out’s Vice President of Marketing.
Among its varied products, Kari-Out is one of the largest manufacturers of soy sauce, duck sauce, mustard and hot sauce take-out packets. They produce billions of packets under their bestselling brands like 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 dollars to increase its new portion control packaging capacity. The new machines added to Kari-Out’s Totowa NJ manufacturing facility will enable them to produce an estimated 15 percent more packets annually. With drive-thru service accounting for more than 70 percent of total sales for quick service restaurants, there is a growing need for portion pack sauces and Kari-Out is investing to service this growing market.
The company has also made a significant investment to expand manufacturing capabilities in its Specialty Quality Packaging (SQP) facility in New York, where Kari-Out’s popular 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 a highly experienced manufacturing team. State-of-the-art machines with new 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 changing carry-out industry.
Further, earlier this month Kari-out announced its acquisition of Paper Bags USA, based in New Brunswick, NJ. The U.S. paper bag market is projected to hit more than 7 billion dollars in sales by 2030. The acquisition expands Kari-Out’s focus on paper packaging and complements the company’s vast import network with new domestic production. 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 today’s new business realities.