Over the last few years — in the before times — many chain restaurants had begun making the move to sustainable packaging. But when the onset of the pandemic pushed more restaurants into the takeout and delivery space, a product shortage ensued.
Left: Hoffmaster’s; right: Mooyah Burgers, Fries and Shakes
Pandemic-fueled demand for to-go packaging leaves operators scrambling to find better-for-the-planet options
Shortages are easing, but operators still have to compromise