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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, […]