A ghost kitchen is basically a professional cooking and preparation room set up solely for the preparation of takeout food. A ghost kitchen has the necessary kitchen facilities and equipment needed for preparing delivery-only restaurant food but lacks the eating area for walk-in customers. Ghost kitchens have an area for food preparation and seating as well as storage space for takeout containers and other related items.
They are designed in such a manner so that food preparation, packing, and transportation can all be carried out in complete secrecy. The kitchen is equipped with refrigeration and other food-related appliances to keep food fresh and ready to serve. This assures customers that their food is freshly prepared and served without the risk of spoilage or any other such problem.
During the COVID-19 pandemic when it can seem nearly impossible to start a restaurant business with traditional dine-in seating, a ghost restaurant concept can be an excellent choice with lower start-up costs. The most important part of starting a ghost kitchen is choosing the right delivery packaging, as the packaging and your food could be the only interaction that customers have with your business. Here are some things to keep in mind when it comes to choosing the right delivery packaging for a successful ghost kitchen.
Finding closable containers or tamper-proof seals is extremely important in today’s climate, as people want to ensure that their food hasn’t been touched during delivery. Tamper-proof seals can be an effective way to give customers confidence that their food is safe to eat. Plus, it’s so incredibly easy to add a tamper-proof seal on top.
Choose the right size for the food you’re packaging. Don’t put all food in the same type of container. This can keep if from sliding around and getting damaged in transport.
With so many takeout boxes and cups ending up in landfills forever, choosing eco-friendly alternatives can be a selling point for customers and leave behind less of an ecological footprint. There is no reason to utilize eco-friendly, biodegradable, and compostable packaging when every order requires food packaging. Check out these biodegradable and compostable sugarcane pulp bowls for salads and pasta dishes.
How the food is presented, including the single-use packaging, is reflective of your restaurant’s brand. In fact, it could be the only interaction that your customers really have with your restaurant, since there is no dining room or staff members to interact with. You want the packaging to look as good and function as well as the food inside.
Call PacknWood at (201) 604-3863 to order environmentally-friendly restaurant supplies for your services. We’re happy to help you stock your ghost kitchen with the best looking eco-friendly takeout packages, no matter what kind of food you serve. Our durable and high quality selection of eco-friendly single-service food service packaging can help you differentiate your offerings compared to other ghost kitchens, while giving customers a world class experience.