I ran across a photo on Facebook the other day from my friends at The Fast Foodie that illustrated a potential market need. It's not the first time I've seen this and after asking a colleague who used to work in the restaurant industry, I'm told it is done quite frequently.

The picture shows a standard food service package with a 110mm closure and heat induction seal. Instead of simply peeling the induction seal off the package, these createive folks cut a pie shaped hole in the seal to help make it pour more easily. As you can see in the picture they also took a little artistic liberty and added a bit of fun to the liner.

I'd love to get your feedback. Do you or your customer see users of food service packaging doing the same thing? If so, would you prefer some sort of dispensing feature in the package? Would you be willing to pay a little more for it?

Posted: 4/24/2013 10:18:04 AM by Ryan Schuelke

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Posted: 4/10/2013 12:10:10 PM by Ryan Schuelke