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The Karat Guide to Going Green

As more cities begin to ban single-use plastics, the push for environmentally friendly restaurant supplies is bigger than ever.

Tamper-Evident Products

Along with the rise of food delivery is food theft; app drivers have been reported eating or stealing customer’s orders which ends up costing the restaurant. Save money and ensure peace of mind for customers with tamper evident products!

Selecting Take Out Containers

With so many options for to go containers, selecting the right one may seem like a daunting task. This cheat sheet will tell you everything you should know when buying these quintessential restaurant supplies.

Global Supply Chain Issues Affect Karat by Lollicup

The global supply chain is struggling with a multitude of contemporaneous issues which has led to consumer frustration. Over a year into the coronavirus pandemic and every aspect is still feeling its effects — from a resurgence in India to growing delays of consumer demands in the United States. Karat® by LollicupTM, along with other […]

Karat Earth: The Eco-Friendly Brand

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 […]

How to Open Boba Shop

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 […]

Utensils 101

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 […]

Karat by Lollicup Acquires 6th US Distribution Center

Karat® by Lollicup entered a definitive merger agreement to acquire Pacific Cup, Inc., including its manufacturing and distributing facility in Hawaii. Starting March 1, 2021, Pacific Cup, Inc. will operate as Lollicup USA Inc. This partnership moves us farther on our mission to provide quality products at affordable prices. It also strengthens Karat by Lollicup’s […]

CPLA Utensils

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 […]

2021 Vendor Webinar Series

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 […]

Sugarcane Bagasse

What is Bagasse? Bagasse is the byproduct of harvesting sugarcane that was previously thrown away or burned. Now, this plant fiber has gained several uses as an alternative resource for fuel, paper, and tableware resulting in a reduced impact on pollution and energy consumption. It is a growing trend as environmentally conscious consumers are driving […]

2020 Virtual Holiday Event

Karat® by LollicupTM shows employee appreciation every year with a fun end of year annual event; employees, family, vendor partners and management used to gather together to eat amazing food and relish in the year past. Regretfully, the Company made the heavy decision to cancel the typical holiday event in 2020. However, it was important […]

Karat® by Lollicup™ Donates Millions of Personal Protective Gear

This month, Karat® by LollicupTM is donating over 2,000,000 face masks, 31,000 bottles of sanitizer, and 20,000 face shields to organizations across Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino County. The company teamed up with Assemblyman Phillip Chen, Councilman Paul Cheng, and U.S. Congress Candidate for California’s 39th District Young Kim to coordinate personal protective gear […]

New Warehouse Opened in Branchburg, NJ

In 2019 Karat® by LollicupTM broke ground in Branchburg, NJ to build a large brand-new distribution facility. The new warehouse is finally complete and will begin accepting orders on Monday, July 20th. We are now located at : Karat® by LollicupTM 140 Meister Ave Branchburg, NJ 08876 Phone: 732.540.8207 Fax: 848.235.5581 Previously located in Avenel, […]

Support for Local Sheriff Stations

The nation is hurting. Many people are rightfully angered by the actions of several bad cops yet have then turned against the whole institution of law enforcement. We believe that not every cop is bad, and we support our local police force. As a small gesture of gratitude to our police men and women, Karat® […]

Partner Highlight: 1883 Maison Routin Brings Premium, Authentic Flavors to Consumers

Some of the latest trends in beverage flavors have made it a challenge for store owners and research and development teams to find the right syrups for their drinks. Today, adventurous and authentic flavors are what consumers seek. These specialty flavors have led to a rise in the popularity of the premium syrup market. Many […]

Partner Highlight: Commonly Asked Questions on Caffe D’Vita

Commonly Asked Questions on Caffe D’Vita Caffe D’Vita is arguably the world’s most recognized line of coffee-related mixes. This is due to its commercial success in both retail and foodservice. Customers in both sectors have enjoyed the taste of their products. What does their premium foodservice product cover? Their premium foodservice products cover: HOT COLD […]

Karat® by Lollicup’s Coronavirus Response

Karat® by Lollicup™ is fortunate to be one of the essential businesses that continue to provide important products to other companies, frontline workers, and anyone else coping with this coronavirus pandemic. As our team works to serve others, Karat® by Lollicup™ is working to support our team. We are committed to always caring for our […]

Karat® by™ Lollicup Celebrates 20th Year Anniversary

Karat® by Lollicup™ will be starting the new year celebrating their 20th anniversary. Karat® by Lollicup™ has grown from being a pioneer in the bubble tea business to being one of the top manufacturers and suppliers of high-quality foodservice products in the North American region. Karat® by Lollicup™ continues to experience continued growth of sales […]

Plant A Tree

Karat by Lollicup partnered with Claremont Green Crew for their Arbor Day Celebration on March 30th. A few employees attended the celebration on behalf of Karat by Lollicup to donate their time, drinks and cups to help the Claremont Green Crew. They donated Tea Zone tea and Karat Earth cups which are compostable in facilities. […]

Manufacturing with Karat by Lollicup USA, Inc.

Over the past 4 years Karat® has dedicated time and thought to it’s manufacturing process. October 5th was national manufacturing day and is celebrated throughout all of October to shed light on the manufacturing process. Manufacturing creates more jobs and boost the American economy and Karat is proud to contribute to this process. We manufacture select […]

Make an Impact! Go Green with Paper Straws

Making headlines across the country is one thing you might not expect, it’s an item we use every day and most people don’t even think twice about it. Of course, we’re talking about straws. If you’re in California, you’ll know about the recently implemented straw ban that restricts the use of plastic straws in the […]

Lollicup Hosts Annual Family Day to Celebrate Employees

Every year Lollicup USA Inc. gives back to their employees and hosts an event where employees have the opportunity to introduce their work family to their home family. This year Lollicup celebrated their employees with a casual fun event at a local private park for Labor Day Weekend to help employees feel like a kid […]

Karat® by Lollicup® USA, Inc. Beach Clean-Up

Karat® by Lollicup® USA, Inc. gives back! Karat® by Lollicup® USA, Inc. first ever beach clean-up was a success! Over 40 employees showed up with friends and family to help tackle ocean pollution. Lollicup employees show that they care about the environment by donating their time and effort to help clean Huntington State Beach. Many […]

Community Clean Up Day

A group of employees teamed up at our Chino, CA location to help follow our companies initiatives to be more Eco-friendly. With thought about how they could help, they decided to go to a local park to pick up trash as a small step to start. In fact, the average American throws away more than […]

What is PLA Plastic?

The field stretches for miles and the tall stocks gently blow in the breeze. They are waiting to be harvested, but these stalks will not be used for human consumption or even livestock. This stalk is part of a new generation that will be used as a renewable resource. This is not a new concept, […]