With Americans spending less time cooking and more time eating out, it’s no surprise that disposable dinnerware is a must-have for quick-service restaurants, food delivery, cafeterias, and catering operations. Serving on disposables allows you to save money on dishwashing expenses and maximize your employees’ time. Disposable dinnerware has come a long way in recent years, and for many applications it’s preferable to traditional plates and cups.
If your restaurant offers carry-out or if you serve casual meals on disposable dinnerware, you’ll need to purchase a selection of high-quality plates and cups. Depending on your specific needs, you’ll want to stock up on:
- Foam bowls
- Foam plates
- Paper plates
- Plastic bowls and lids
- Plastic plates
- Sauce cups
Plastic is recyclable and is often preferred by caterers because it comes in eye-appealing colors that display food in its best light. It’s also light, rigid, and resists absorption, providing an optimal alternative to regular dinnerware.
Foam insulates, so it’s better for keeping hot foods warm and cold foods chilled. Rigid and lightweight, foam also boasts a textured surface that resists sliding.
Paper plates are inexpensive, compostable, and come in various thicknesses and finishes, however it is typically less resistant to liquid absorption than either plastic or foam.
At Foodservice Superstore, we offer a wide variety of disposable dinnerware products at reasonable prices. Order your single-use dinnerware items by the case and get them shipped right to your door.