The Benefits of Cutlery Bags and Placemats

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Running a restaurant means that you have a lot of things to do to get every order out to customers. While it may be tempting to use reusable items wherever possible, there are cases where using single-use restaurant supplies is the better option. You can get even more out of those supplies when they are made using eco-friendly materials and processes. Here are a few ways that you can use cutlery bags and placemats to make your services better. 

Reduce Your Prep Time

One of the leading benefits of using single-use restaurant supplies is reducing your prep time to get orders to customers. Since the supplies are only used once, there is not a cleaning process for them. Unlike reusable dishes and silverware, you don’t have to spend a lot of time and resources cleaning them so that you can fill another order. Instead, just move on to a new set of resources so that you can instantly prepare for a new order. 


Cutlery bags make preparing cutlery for service easy. PacknWood’s Cutlery Paper Bags with a White Napkin already have a napkin inside. Just add your cutlery and it is ready for service. If you pre-pack these with single-use cutlery, filling delivery orders becomes much faster. 

Minimize Cross-Contamination

Using single-use restaurant supplies can also decrease cross-contamination. Once packed, staff members can grab the bag and add it to an order without contaminating the cutlery directly. Because the cutlery is in a bag, the chances of it coming into contact with other surfaces are greatly reduced. This will limit the potential for cross-contamination from staff members, delivery drivers, and the containers used to transport orders to customers. 

Adding a placemat can also reduce cross-contamination for surfaces. Customers may worry that your staff has to handle containers or that contaminants can pass from your prep area to their table at home from the surface of the takeout containers. If you add a single-use placemat, like PacknWood’s Green Paper Place Mat, this won’t be a problem. Customers can use the placemat when they put their order down on the table, eliminating the chance of cross-contamination. 

Recycle for the Planet and Draw-In Customers

Choosing eco-friendly restaurant supplies makes a difference for your restaurant and for the environment. There is a growing segment of customers that exclusively shop with companies that try to improve their environmental footprint. You can attract this segment of customers by incorporating PacknWood’s products into your services. PacknWood’s placemats and cutlery bags with napkins are made using an eco-friendly paper. This makes them biodegradable and recyclable, preventing and damage to the environment when they are disposed of. They will fit right in with eco-conscious customers. 

Stay Organized for Takeout

Another benefit of using cutlery bags and placements is that it is easier to stay organized for takeout orders. It can be a big problem for customers that pick up lunch and find that they don’t have the right cutlery. Your staff can prevent this by packing cutlery into cutlery bags. That way, it is easy to add all of the necessary cutlery to each order without making mistakes. Your customers will appreciate having all of the cutlery bundled together so that it is easier to find in the bag and start eating right away. 

PacknWood has the resources that your restaurant needs to be more eco-friendly while improving services for customers. Make the transition to eco-friendly restaurant supplies by integrating PacknWood’s single-use restaurant supplies into your resources. Call PacknWood at (201) 604-3840 for assistance in finding the right eco-friendly supplies for your restaurant. 

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