Excellence on Display: The 2023 Foodservice Packaging Awards Winners Announced

In a highly anticipated event, the Foodservice Packaging Institute (FPI) and QSR Magazine have unveiled the distinguished winners of the 2023 Foodservice Packaging Awards. This year, the competition witnessed the active participation of leading names from the foodservice packaging industry. Winners emerged in various categories, with a special Judges Choice award also making its debut.

FPI congratulates all the winners and extends our gratitude to everyone who contributed to this year’s competition. The award-winning packages were recognized for their innovative design, sustainable material usage, convenience, and overall effectiveness in connecting brands with consumers.  These packages exemplify the pivotal role of design in influencing customer purchasing decisions and enhancing product performance in foodservice packaging.

Here are the first-place winners across the categories:

New Menu Launch: Jack in the Box’s Super Snacking Box by Huhtamaki
Jack in the Box took the crown in the New Menu Launch category with its Super Snacking Box, expertly manufactured by Huhtamaki. This innovative creation showcases the perfect blend of culinary delight and smart packaging design.

Innovation in Convenience: Genpak’s ProView Close-Off Containers
Genpak secured the top spot in the Innovation in Convenience category with their ProView Close-Off containers. These containers redefine convenience in food packaging, setting a new standard in ease of use and accessibility.

Innovation in Manufacturing: Eco-Products’ Digital Print Capability and Vegware Paper Cutlery
Eco-Products shone in the Innovation in Manufacturing category with their groundbreaking digital print capability and Vegware Paper Cutlery. Their forward-thinking approach to manufacturing is a testament to their commitment to sustainable practices.

The “Wow” Factor: KFC’s Fill Up Box by Westrock CP
KFC wowed the judges with their Fill Up Box, expertly manufactured by Westrock CP. This packaging not only delivers on functionality but also leaves a lasting impression with its unique and attention-grabbing design.

Excellence in Brand Delivery: Popeyes’ Next-Generation Packaging by Huhtamaki
Popeyes clinched the Excellence in Brand Delivery award with their next-generation packaging, also crafted by Huhtamaki. This packaging exemplifies a seamless blend of brand identity and consumer experience.

In a new addition to this year’s competition, a special Judges Choice award was presented to Inline Plastics for their Safe-T-Chef launch kit. The kit’s consistent use of the brand color palette and the Safe-T-Chef logo were lauded for effectively reinforcing the product brand and building visual recognition.

For nearly two decades, FPI and QSR have joined forces to recognize innovation and creativity in the foodservice packaging industry. This year’s entries reflected the evolving trends in both the packaging and restaurant sectors.

The award recipients were celebrated during FPI’s fall conference and featured prominently in the November issue of QSR Magazine. To explore the full list of winners, visit QSR’s website. For a visual tour of the winning packages, head over to FPI’s photo gallery.

The 2023 Foodservice Packaging Awards have not only celebrated the best in packaging innovation but also set a new benchmark for excellence in the industry. These winners have showcased the transformative power of design in delivering brands to consumers while elevating product performance in foodservice packaging. We extend our warmest congratulations to all the deserving winners!

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