What’s the Difference Between Butcher Paper and Freezer Paper?

Posted by Alan NeSmith on Nov 20, 2012 8:00:00 AM

White Butcher PaperCustom paper products not only help improve your restaurant image, but they also help your staff to prepare and serve food more quickly and easily. It's essential to choose your paper products carefully and stock your restaurant with the items that will keep your business running smoothly and efficiently.

There is a difference between butcher paper and freezer paper, which are two of the most commonly used food service papers. Both of these products have important applications in restaurants, but if you don't know the difference, you may not use them to your best advantage.

Butcher paper

The primarily use for butcher paper is for wrapping fresh cuts of meat, fish or poultry that will be consumed within a 24 hour period. Butcher paper is popular choice for meat wrap because it is inexpensive and comes in different widths. You can get butcher paper in long rolls, or you can have it cut to specific sheet sizes. You can also use it to line food baskets and wrap sandwiches, or in lieu of linens by topping your tables with it.

When it comes to contact with food, butcher paper works best with dry foods like turkey sandwiches and pita sandwiches. Juicier and greasier foods wrapped in butcher paper have the potential to soak through, which leads us to our next type of paper.

Freezer paper

Freezer paper starts out like butcher paper, simple uncoated paper on rolls, but then it is poly coated on one side. This poly coating provides a moisture and vapor barrier. Primarily, freezer paper is used to wrap fresh cuts of meat to be stored in the freezer for up to 12 months. Freezer paper can also be useful for wrapping hamburgers, large burritos, and juicy sandwiches. They're also great for lining baskets that will hold French fries and chips. Freezer paper keeps your products fresh and contains the mess.

Restaurant owners, delis and butchers often have need for both of these custom paper products. We can help you figure out exactly what you need and customize your order specifically for your business. To personalize your paper, we also offer custom branding of your logo or artwork to aid with your restaurant marketing efforts, and we can cut paper tabletops, sandwich wrappers, and more to the right size you desire. Let us help you with your custom paper products. Contact us to learn more. 

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