Almost every chain restaurant has procedures in place for portion control. Making sure ingredients are being measured and the correct amount of product is going out every time is very important. Without portion controls in place, restaurants can lose a great deal of money. By keeping close control over portion sizes, chain restaurants ensure healthy profit margins. But even for small, independent restaurants, portion control plays an important role in keeping a business profitable.
Types of packaging for portion control
Some types of food packaging can be key to keeping portions exact, increasing your revenue long term. Portion cups with lids, or mini cups, can hold set amounts of sauces like guacamole or salsa. The portion cups reduce food waste and keep sauces, dips and dressings fresh. Tight fitting lids reduce waste by preventing spillage messes. Portion cups also come in a variety of sizes – an ounce for every need. Made from polypropylene (PP), clear portion cups and lids show off the sauces while keeping condiments such as jalapenos or hot peppers secure. Another benefit for PP portion or mini cups is that they are recyclable and offer an environmentally friendly option for restaurants that are concerned about how their waste affects the environment.