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    2013 QSR/FPI Foodservice Packaging Awards

  • category:

    Innovation in Convenience

    1st place:

    Folia

    Eco-Products

    The entry:

    With several design patents, Folia was developed to completely redefine the take-out and leftover experience. Innovative features include tear-away flaps for easier access to food, leak-resistant side flaps that prevent spills and hold condiments and cutlery, and a full array of shapes and sizes that satisfy a broad scope of foodservice needs.

    Other highlights include: engineered stackability; Folia I nests inside Folia III and fits in V and VI; microwave- and freezer-safe; and it’s embossed to show off handy features such as pull tabs, perforated flaps, cutlery nooks, and sauce caddies. The packages are available in 12-, 22-, 35-, 58-, and 84-ounce capacities, as well as a 53-ounce, two-compartment option.

    Judge’s comment:

    I had not seen a package like this before. I liked the various separate compartments for the food, condiments, and cutlery. Convenient for the operator to store, fill, and stack. Clearly a lot of thought when into the embossing. Convenient for the consumer to carry everything they need in one container, plus easy to eat out of with the tear-away flaps. Also convenient for the consumer, since it’s microwaveable.

    2nd place:

    Big Bo Box, Bojangles’ Restaurants, Accurate Box Company

    3rd place:

    Catering Platters and Lids, Subway, Pactiv

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