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Karat Earth® was established in 2008 under Karat by Lollicup with the goal to give customers environmentally friendly options and reduce their impact on the Earth. Since then the company has driven the charge to sustainable solutions including natural paper straws, compostable bagasse containers or biodegradable PLA cups. Karat Earth’s mission is to make eco-friendly […]

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Bubble tea with boba grew in popularity in the early 2000’s when it was introduced to the US and has gained a new wave of enthusiasm with the use of social media. Fans love seeing creative ways to flavor and serve boba. With a renewed love for bubble tea, you may be interested in to […]

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Disposable utensils come in a variety of materials, styles and weights. It is important to understand the differences to avoid customers breaking fork prongs on a piece of meat or having a spoon bend in a thick stew. Find a complete breakdown of all the considerations to make when completing your next purchase.  Utensil Weight […]

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What is CPLA? Consumers are continually looking for opportunities to reduce their carbon footprint, including single use plastic items. Restaurants can take this greener initiative by switching their to-go items from plastic to plant sourced materials. CPLA, crystalized poly lactic acid, is a heat resistant form of PLA, poly lactic acid, that is sourced from […]

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For years, Karat by Lollicup  has hosted annual seminars to connect local business customers with partner vendors at its headquarters in Chino, CA. The seminar series is an opportunity to introduce product lines, showcase new foodservice products, trends, and potential menu items for restaurants to add or build on.  This year’s vendor series will have a few […]

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