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Take Out News

Take Out News

Giving you a healthy portion of international news with your meal.
One thing that all students do in common is eat. What if we wrapped take out food in international news? There is a rich and vibrant selection of international restaurants just a block away from the University of Washington. The Take Out News Project would create a service that collects, prints and distributes take out packaging featuring news specific to a country or region. This project aims to connect students to international news that relates to the international restaurants in the community.
BACKGROUND

The goal of this project is to connect the students with issues that effect residents in their local community. The University of Washington is surrounded by a vibrant and diverse restaurant community. Just on the Ave (University Avenue) alone you can find food options including food from; Lebanon, Thailand, China, Japan, Pakistan, and Ireland. Our hope is that by connected students to this diverse community they can see how some of the international news effects the people around them.

STRATEGY

There is no shortage of disposable wrappers, cups and bags being distributed from the restaurants to the students. Often seen as only a means of transporting food products, they present a great opportunity for incorporating regional news into students’ daily lives. This project would require us to connect with the local restaurant, the news distributors and local printers in order to bring this idea to fruition.

KEY FEATURES
  • Connect students news that relates to the international community in their local vicinity.
  • Integrate news into college students existing habits and activities.
  • News topics can highlight the connection between specific countries and the US.
  • Custom printed take-out containers and/or flexible package add-ons.
IMPLEMENTATION
In order to make this project a reality, I would need to connect with three main resources; news sources, printers, distributors and restaurants. It will take a team of dedicated people to keep the news current and connected to the local communities. This team would be in charge of connecting with restaurants and finding out about their story. There would also be an online aspect to this project that allows restaurants to learn more about the Take Out News project, request quotes, and purchase products.

 

Custom printed take-out containers – bags / boxes / glassine bags / napkins / coffee cups
Flexible package add-ons – Coffee sleeves, togo box wrappers, hang tags
THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON’S INTERNATIONAL RESTAURANT COMMUNITY

The University of Washington is surrounded by a vibrant and diverse restaurant community. Just on the Ave (University Avenue) alone you can find food options including food from; Lebanon, Thailand, China, Japan, Pakistan, and Ireland.

JOINING THE TAKE OUT NEWS COMMUNITY

Restaurants can sign up to be part of the Take Out News project. By signing up they can choose which Take Out News products they wish to receive on a weekly or monthly basis. Students can find restaurants that are part of the Take Out News community online, and sign up to help the restaurants by donating funds to help support the Take Out News program.

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