People are looking for strong, grease-proof packaging materials that maintain the freshness of barbecue food and make it easy for restaurants and catering businesses to package BBQ food for takeouts and delivery.
This blog will discuss the growth of the barbecue grill and packaging market and explore 5 product trends that all wholesalers must know about. Let’s dive straight in.
The business potential of the BBQ packaging market
The demand for cookouts on weekends and during holidays keeps growing and having a barbecue grill and cooking food is the cornerstone of it all. BBQ food consumption is driving sales in the BBQ market. For context, the global barbecue grill market size is expected to reach about USD 8,252 million by 2030, representing a CAGR of 4.9%.
The growth isn’t surprising considering the growing food consumption in the world and the rise of the meat-eating population.
Packaging also bodes well with the business potential of BBQ packaging. The global food packaging market size was valued at a staggering USD 346.5 billion in 2021. It is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.5% from 2022 to 2030. This isn’t surprising either since more and more people look for packaging solutions that protect and maintain the freshness of BBQ food.
In the following section, you will learn about 5 BBQ packaging products that are demanded by restaurants and other catering services.
BBQ packaging trends you should know about
Biodegradable paper plates and bowls
Many of the paper plates and bowls you find are coated or treated with plastic. This is to help stop grease from seeping out. But biodegradable paper plates and bowls that are trending nowadays are made from one of the finest sugarcane fibers—making them eco-friendly when disposed of. They are easy to carry, as well as microwave and freezer safe.
Having biodegradable paper plates and bowls accompanied by their cutlery makes them a great way for restaurants and other catering businesses to package BBQ food with ease.
Unlike plastic and foam, aluminum foil containers are good at withstanding high temperatures of fresh BBQ food. These containers won’t suffer any damage when put into ovens and grills. Further, they are disposable and have a strong coating that makes them a good packaging option for BBQ food.
It is best to get aluminum containers with lids that allow air to flow in and out of the container—for maintaining the freshness of the BBQ food.
Aluminum foil films
It is common to see aluminum foil films being used for packaging and storing different kinds of food—especially wrapping BBQ meat and other grills. Their major property is to restrict the escape of moisture and oxygen. They are a non-toxic packaging option that does not affect the quality of the BBQ food it wraps.
Restaurants and catering businesses require aluminum foil films in bulk to meet the insatiable demand for different applications.
Parchment baking paper
Parchment baking paper is greaseproof and offers a good option for hosting BBQ food. Silicone baking paper is one of the widely used wrappers for cooking and baking. Moreover, it is safe to use in microwaves and suitable for storing in freezers.
There is a considerable variety of parchment baking paper that restaurants will find useful for storing BBQ food.
Insulated paper cups
Beverage is key for washing down a juicy Sunday barbecue. For storing beverages, offer insulated paper cups that are 100% biodegradable. Most insulated paper cups are coated with PE/PLA and are used to store coffee, tea, water, and soft drinks.
Restaurants also require a bulk of insulated paper cups for accompanying BBQ food with hot or cold drinks, depending on the customers’ choice.
This article outlined the major products that are trending to store delicious BBQ food. It is important for wholesalers to source quality BBQ packaging products and keep up with the latest food packaging trends to seize the market opportunity and achieve increased sales.