Jars are versatile. They’re functional. They’re affordable. And, they’re everywhere. Jars as lights. As candle holders. As vases. As piggy banks. As décor. As cups. Even as tissue holders. They’re subtle, so you might not have noticed, but the jar phenomenon is in full swing, and we’re here for it.
Jars aren’t just popping up in the home. We’re seeing them more and more in restaurants for the same reasons they’re so popular in homes. Versatility, functionality and creativity.
1. Display ingredients for all to see
Think about putting some of your ingredients in jars to put on display. Not only does it look good, but it also gives an air of transparency. Your guests can actually see at least some of the ingredients going into their meal. This is great for a farm-to-table feel!
2. Plants and flowers
Center of table or for décor.
3. Coffee display
Do you serve coffee? Let people know by putting the beans in some jars! It’s a great way to keep them fresh AND allow people to access that delectable coffee scent.
4. POS display
Selling small items at check out? Consider organizing them into jars for an organized, appealing look.
5. Show off that pasta!
Have a pasta dish on the menu? Let your guests know by displaying the pasta in jars as decoration.
6. Holiday décor
Create a scene, add some lights – really get creative with this one! It’s an easy way to add holiday décor to your restaurant.
7. Fruit salad / serving dish
8. Pickle jar
So maybe you don’t currently make your own pickles, but it makes for a beautiful display and a delicious treat!
9. Make your bathroom a little more homey.
10. Go nuts!
Small jars make for a more unique holder for bar nuts and snacks.
11. Silverware / Linen holder
Place your wrapped silverware in a jar at your host stand – they’ll look great and will stay organized. Or, use jars to store your linens in a visually appealing way.
Consider a jar with a spigot to serve batch cocktails or to infuse fruit into water.
13. Cookies, baked scones, breadsticks
Serve your fresh baked bread sticks, biscotti, cookies or other baked goods in a jar either at the register or on the tables.
14. Wine Corks
Do you serve wine? Let people know! It looks good, and it shows that people have tipped back more than a few bottles in your restaurant!
Okay, so this one is super functional, but who doesn’t love a well-organized storage room?
16. To hold garnishes at the bar
Put fruit and other bar garnishes in the jars for storage/display. Even better, consider a make-your-own Bloody Mary bar and hold all of the key ingredients in jars.
This post is sponsored by Anchor Hocking Foodservice.