Innovative Burrito Packaging Wins Foodservice Package of the Year Award

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Branding, functionality and convenience shine in creative paperboard foodservice package and paper takeout bag, winning the Foodservice Packaging Institute and QSR magazine's bi-annual award.

Burrito company wins Package of the Year for burrito packaging and paper carryout bags.

Burrito company wins Package of the Year for burrito packaging and paper carryout bags.

Originality in foodservice packaging is always exciting to see. At its core, foodservice packaging success is based around the ability to perform the tasks required. Hot food needs to stay hot, cold food cold. Our entrants this year have demonstrated how innovation meets functionality.

The Foodservice Packaging Institute and QSR magazine’s 2021 Foodservice Packaging Awards competition named Jacka** Burrito the winner of the Package of the Year honor. The company won for its unique and innovative paperboard burrito packaging and paper carryout bag manufactured by Commonwealth Packaging Company and designed by Triboro Design.

“Originality in foodservice packaging is always exciting to see. At its core, foodservice packaging success is based around the ability to perform the tasks required. Hot food needs to stay hot, cold food cold. Our entrants this year have demonstrated how innovation meets functionality,” said Natha Dempsey, president of FPI. “We want to congratulate Jacka** Burrito and all entrants for providing exciting, forward-thinking packaging to its customers.”

In addition to winning top honors, Jacka** Burrito earned first place in the Brand Delivery category. The company designed an appealing and functional multi-folding paperboard carton to protect its product and ensure it stays hot and intact. Judges thought the packaging cleverly included branding, functionality and convenience into its innovative design,. They were also impressed with the company’s bright and colorful paper carryout bag.

First place winners in the other categories include:

  • New Menu Launch: KFC for its Secret-Recipe Fries Carton manufactured by WestRock.
  • Innovation in Convenience: Inline Plastics for its SnackersTM line of containers.
  • Innovation in Manufacturing: Inline Plastics for its RebornTM line of containers.
  • The “Wow” Factor: Chicken Guy! Catering for its take-out carrier.

For nearly two decades, FPI and QSR have partnered in these bi-annual awards to recognize innovation in the foodservice packaging industry. Many of this year’s entries reflected growing trends in both the packaging and restaurant industries.

Award recipients were featured in the November issue of QSR magazine. A full listing of award winners may be found on QSR’s website.

ABOUT FPI: Founded in 1933, the Foodservice Packaging Institute is the trade association for the foodservice packaging industry in North America. FPI promotes the value and benefits of foodservice packaging and serves as the industry’s leading authority to educate and influence stakeholders. Members include raw material and machinery suppliers, manufacturers, distributors and purchasers of foodservice packaging. For more information or to follow us on social media, visit http://www.FPI.org.

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