10 different ways your food business can use PET cups

PET cups are a versatile and functional way to store a variety of foods and liquids. Perfect for use in warmer weather when you’re dealing with iced drinks and juices, you can easily elevate your menu and offer customers innovative ways to stay cool in the heat.

No matter how small or large your food business is, we always recommend having some PET cups on hand at all times to help deliver a wider range of drink options to customers.

Here are 10 different ways that your food business can use PET cups.

What is a PET cup?

PET cups are a commonly used type of plastic cup that is typically used to house cold drinks. They come in clear plastic, with the option to print your own branding and logos onto it.

These cups come in a range of different sizes to match the different drinks your food business offers. You can also choose between flat and domed lids, depending on your business's needs.

We think that PET cups are a great way to get creative with your drinks menu and offer exciting new menu items to your customers, especially in the summer when more people are likely to want a cool drink to help tackle the heat.

10 ways to use PET cups

If you want to start shopping for PET cups to use in your food business, here are 10 of the most popular uses we think you might be interested in.

    •    Print your logo on it for extra branding

The first, and most important, thing you can do with your PET cups is to print your logo on them. Printing your logos on your cup is a great way to increase customer engagement, and spread your brand far and wide.

At Pack Genie, we offer a range of printing options for food businesses including direct print options in 1 colour and full-colour printing. If you’re working on a budget, we can also design stickers that can be put on the cup for a more budget-friendly option.

Now that you’ve got your awesome branding on your PET cups, there’s a range of cold drinks and snacks that you can start adding to your menu.

    •    Smoothies

Smoothies are a great healthy drink that can be packed with fruits and vegetables for an energy kick during the day.

All you need is a blender and a range of ingredients that can be blitzed together. Perfect for keeping cool on a hot day, or with added protein powder for a more satisfying snack.

    •    Fruit pots

PET cups aren’t just great for holding drinks, they can also be used to hold other food like fruit. Chop up a selection of fruit like oranges, watermelon, apples, grapes etc. and put them all in one of our cups.

Fruit pots are a great way to upsell and make more money by offering them to customers every time they purchase another drink or snack.

    •    Slushies

What could be better than an ice-cold slushie when the sun is sizzling? Popular with children and adults alike, these ice drinks could be the perfect item to add to your summer menu.

All you need is a slushie machine and your trusted PET cups and you’re good to go.

    •    Desserts

Think about some fun, innovative ways that you can use PET cups to house desserts. Whether it’s something as simple as strawberries and cream, or something a bit more adventurous like a cake sundae or trifle.

If you’re on a budget and don’t want to buy separate cups and bowls, there are plenty of ways that you can use PET cups for a range of food items.

    •    Bubble tea

Bubble tea is an extremely popular drink that is making waves across the food industry. Made using milk or fruit tea, each drink has pearls at the bottom to chew on while you suck up the delicious drink.

It’s a refreshing drink that could easily draw new customers to your food business this summer.

    •    Milkshakes

Milkshakes are a summer classic and something that every food business should consider adding to their menus this year.

From classic banana, strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla, to more interesting flavours, there’s a whole world of opportunities when it comes to milkshakes.

Get creative with your flavours and use fun toppings like whipped cream, sprinkles and chocolate pieces to make it more exciting (you’ll definitely need a dome-shaped lid for this drink!).

    •    Iced lattes

Not many people will choose a hot coffee in the summer, but that doesn’t mean they don’t want to get their daily caffeine fix.

Iced lattes are essential on any menu, and are easy to make – all you need is some ice and your usual latte ingredients.

Add value to your drinks by offering alternative milk choices and fun syrup flavours that you can charge extra for.

    •    Fresh juices

For those who are on a health kick, fresh juices are the perfect menu item. You can keep it simple by offering fresh orange and apple juice, or you could offer more complex combinations.

You can even experiment with things like ginger, wheatgrass, and cayenne pepper shots that will surely interest the health-conscious when they visit your business.

    •    Snack cups

PET cups are a great way to store small snack items like olives, nuts, trail mix etc. that are too small to fit into a regular-sized bowl.

Creating little snack cups for your customer is a great upselling opportunity, especially when customers are ordering alcoholic drinks and want something to nibble on.

Buy high-quality PET cups at Pack Genie

Now that we’ve given you some inspiration on how to incorporate PET cups into your menu this year, it’s time to decide which options will work best for you.

Once you’ve decided, you can find a range of PET cups online at Pack Genie. Ranging in shape and size, we have a variety of options that will suit any food business.

Browse our selection of PET cups today.

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