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Snacktops Puts Food Carriers on Top of Drink Cups, Cans
Talk about a much-needed solution: Snacktops (Booth #837) has devised combination cup lids and clear plastic food containers that snap securely on top of existing cold and hot drink cups, cans, bottles, and even draft beer containers.
The drink-top food carrier was inspired by a customer who didn’t want to carry food in one hand and a drink in the other. “He said it would be great if he could safely put the food on top of his drink,” said Snacktops President & CEO Jeff Engel.
Four years and 70-plus patents later, Snacktops has developed a full line of drink-top carriers to do just that. “They allow customers to just grab and go—and to buy more food items,” said Mike Henry, Snacktops’ director of commercial operations.
Mindful of consumer food preferences, Snacktops has developed lid-based carriers to handle hot dogs, hamburgers, sundaes, and even combo meals. Because the carriers are made of clear plastic, they allow other customers to see the freshly purchased products, thus driving sales.