Restaurants face shortage of takeout containers and coffee cups

Consumers are returning to restaurants in droves, but continued demand for takeout is exacerbating shortages of items like plastic straws, coffee cups and to-go containers.

Snarls in the global supply chain have been rippling across the economy for months as the health crisis has created bottlenecks and other new challenges for companies. Integral components like semiconductors have been in short supply, sending shockwaves through a number of industries.

For the restaurant business, supply chain challenges have resulted in rising food costs and shortages of key ingredients like chicken. And as consumers shift back to ordering from restaurants more often, many still aren’t eating their meals inside dining rooms. Off-premise restaurant orders were up 20% in September compared with the same time two years ago, according to the NPD Group. Higher demand for takeout containers, napkins and to-go cups are putting even more pressure on restaurants’ supply chains.

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Ogden Restaurant Week is here to shake up your tastebuds

The annual event promotes local restaurants and offers special menus now through Nov. 14

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Taco Burger and chips at Warrens Craft Burger, one of the restaurants participating in Ogden Restaurant Week, onThursday, Nov. 4, 2021.

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Feeling hungry? Tired of always eating at the same places? Never fear — it’s Ogden Restaurant Week.

Now in its ninth year, the annual event promotes locally owned, independently operated restaurants.

The 2021 event is running now through Nov. 14, and features 20 restaurants offering everything from ramen and sushi to waffles and burgers. Alongside their regular menus, each restaurant has curated a special menu with

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