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Delivering Change

The restaurant industry has been growing rapidly in recent years, driven in large part by increased demand for delivery services. According to a recent report, the food delivery market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.8% between 2021 and 2028, fueled by the convenience of having food delivered straight to customers' doors.

This growth has had a significant impact on the sustainability of the industry, particularly when it comes to packaging. As more and more food is delivered, restaurants are facing increased pressure to find sustainable packaging solutions that are both environmentally friendly and cost-effective.

“60% of Americans order restaurant takeout at least once a week,” according to a Food Delivery and Online Ordering Statistics Report by Fundera.

Fortunately, many restaurants are rising to the challenge and are actively seeking out new and innovative packaging options. For example, some are using biodegradable materials, while others are exploring reusable packaging options that can be returned and sanitized after each use.

In addition to addressing sustainability concerns, these packaging solutions are also having a positive impact on the bottom line for many restaurants. By reducing the amount of packaging waste they generate, restaurants are not only saving money on disposal costs, but are also improving their brand image and appeal to environmentally conscious consumers.

Of course, there are still challenges to be overcome when it comes to sustainable packaging in the restaurant industry. For one, many restaurants are hesitant to make the switch to new packaging options due to concerns about cost and quality. Additionally, the lack of clear guidelines and regulations around sustainable packaging can make it difficult for restaurants to know where to start.

Despite these challenges, the growing demand for delivery services is driving the restaurant industry towards more sustainable practices. By continuing to prioritize sustainability and exploring new packaging options, restaurants can not only reduce their environmental impact, but also improve their overall business operations and appeal to a growing base of environmentally conscious consumers.


Learn how StrawFish wipes away these concerns with affordable, high-quality alternatives that maintain guest experience by reaching out to our team today!