Customer Expectations in the New World of Takeout

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When you think about what your customers want when they order takeout food from your restaurant, the answer should be simple. They want your delicious food delivered right to their door, of course. And while that is naturally the driving factor, there are aspects of that delivery that your customers are hoping to see. Specifically, they want evidence that their meals are being delivered safely and without anyone “sampling” the food while it’s en route. While this has long been a desire for those ordering takeout, the COVID-19 pandemic pushed this idea to the forefront of customers’ minds. But you can help put their minds at ease.

Use tamper evident bags

We can testify that this is one of the most popular defenses taken to keep food secure. A tamper evident carryout bag allows you to fill it with a customer’s order, seal the adhesive, and have it delivered without anyone’s roaming fingers making their way into the food. It’s one of the simplest ways to offer peace of mind. And when your customers receive their order, they will feel good knowing you made sure their food was safe. And if you’re offering beverages too, you can use specialty-made Seal 2 Go beverage carryout bags.

Use tamper evident labels and packaging

Labels are great because they are so versatile. If you’re all out of tamper resistant takeout bags, you can use high-adhesive labels to seal any type of takeout bag. In addition to bags, you can use labels on all sorts of food packaging. Securely seal your soup or salad bowls, your wrapped sandwiches, your burger boxes, and even your pizza boxes. Labels are inexpensive, take up very little storage space, and can be used on a number of different packaging items.

Use tamper evident clamshells containers

Clear clamshells are a staple in any deli and sandwich shop. They’re especially great for non-heated items like premade wraps and sandwiches, or sides like veggies and dips. There was once a time when, if you wanted to secure these clamshell containers, you needed to have a way to heat-seal them closed. But now there is a new design that makes the hinged containers tamper evident without any special equipment.

Customize with your logo

Now is the time to improve your customers’ overall experience, especially when takeout is their only way to enjoy your food. When you custom print a piece of packaging, you turn every delivery into a marketing campaign. You also help improve brand recognition with customers, and they have a positive experience associated with your logo. Custom branded packaging sets companies apart from their competition, so get started today! Give our Packaging Advisors a call at 888-321-2248 to discuss what will work best for you and your business.

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