Plastic Straws

Plastic drinking straws are ubiquitous in modern restaurant service. Customers expect a straw with their drink in most commercial settings, and KaTom has a broad selection for you to choose the option that best suits your needs. Our straws vary in length, diameter, color, and packaging, and though the differences may appear minor, they will contribute to the overall feel of professional service. Each type of straw has a specific use for which it is designed. Diameter determines the thickness of the drink it can be used with, from water and soda to milkshakes and smoothies. Each beverage has a straw length that best suits it, while the color choice enables operators to match their already-developed aesthetic. We'll go over KaTom's selection below and then answer some common questions. More

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Tablecraft 100108
Tablecraft 100108 10" Unwrapped Straws - Plastic, Black

KaTom #: 229-100108

In Stock
$3.17 / Pack of 300
Tablecraft 100105
Tablecraft 100105 5.75" Unwrapped Cocktail Straws - Plastic, Black

KaTom #: 229-100105

In Stock
$5.62 / Pack of 1000
Gold Medal 1120M
Gold Medal 1120M 8" Neon Plastic Disposable Spoon Straws

KaTom #: 231-1120M

In Stock
$22.04 / Case
Tablecraft 100102
Tablecraft 100102 7.75" Wrapped Straws - Plastic, Natural

KaTom #: 229-100102

In Stock
$2.82 / Pack of 300
Tablecraft 700102
Tablecraft 700102 7.75" Wrapped Straws - Plastic, Natural

KaTom #: 229-700102

In Stock
$5.53 / Pack of 300
Tablecraft 700106
Tablecraft 700106 7.75" Unwrapped Straws - Plastic, Black

KaTom #: 229-700106

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$5.09 / Pack of 300
Gold Medal 1082M
Gold Medal 1082M Unwrapped Plastic Disposable Sno-Sipper Straws, Clear

KaTom #: 231-1082M

$8.95 / Pack of 1000
Gold Medal 1120
Gold Medal 1120 8" Neon Plastic Disposable Spoon Straws

KaTom #: 231-1120

$128.85 / Case of 24
Tablecraft 100100
Tablecraft 100100 5.75" Unwrapped Cocktail Straws - Plastic, Natural

KaTom #: 229-100100

In Stock
$5.62 / Pack of 1000
Tablecraft 100101
Tablecraft 100101 7.75" Unwrapped Straws - Plastic, Natural

KaTom #: 229-100101

In Stock
$2.46 / Pack of 300
Tablecraft 100103
Tablecraft 100103 10" Unwrapped Straws - Plastic, Natural

KaTom #: 229-100103

In Stock
$3.17 / Pack of 300
Tablecraft 100104
Tablecraft 100104 10" Wrapped Straws - Plastic, Natural

KaTom #: 229-100104

In Stock
$3.61 / Pack of 300
Tablecraft 100106
Tablecraft 100106 7.75" Unwrapped Straws - Plastic, Black

KaTom #: 229-100106

In Stock
$2.46 / Pack of 300
Tablecraft 100107
Tablecraft 100107 7.75" Wrapped Straws - Plastic, Black

KaTom #: 229-100107

In Stock
$2.82 / Pack of 300
Tablecraft 100109
Tablecraft 100109 10" Wrapped Straws - Plastic, Black

KaTom #: 229-100109

In Stock
$3.61 / Pack of 300
Tablecraft 700101
Tablecraft 700101 7.75" Unwrapped Straws - Plastic, Natural

KaTom #: 229-700101

In Stock
$5.09 / Pack of 300
Tablecraft 700103
Tablecraft 700103 10" Unwrapped Straws - Plastic, Natural

KaTom #: 229-700103

In Stock
$6.55 / Pack of 300
Tablecraft 700104
Tablecraft 700104 10" Wrapped Straws - Plastic, Natural

KaTom #: 229-700104

In Stock
$7.13 / Pack of 300
Tablecraft 700107
Tablecraft 700107 7.75" Wrapped Straws - Plastic, Black

KaTom #: 229-700107

In Stock
$5.53 / Pack of 300
Tablecraft 700108
Tablecraft 700108 10" Unwrapped Straws - Plastic, Black

KaTom #: 229-700108

In Stock
$6.55 / Pack of 300
Tablecraft 700109
Tablecraft 700109 10" Wrapped Straws - Plastic, Black

KaTom #: 229-700109

In Stock
$7.13 / Pack of 300
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Common Questions About Plastic Straws

What straw diameter do I need?

The diameter of a plastic drinking straw refers to the width of the aperture, which is the total space through which the drink will travel. Wide diameter straws are designed for thick drinks, such as smoothies or milkshakes, while small diameter straws work best with drinks that are thin and intended to be sipped, such as soft drinks or crafted cocktails. Diameter is measured in millimeters, with smaller straws usually measuring 5mm and larger straws measuring 8mm. Consider the thickness of the beverage you'll be serving, and look for a straw with a diameter large enough to transfer that drink without much effort. Any specialty drinks with chunks, such as fruit or chocolate, will need special straws to accommodate them.

What straw length should I choose?

The depth of the serving glass determines the necessary length of your straw. For short glasses, such as a highball or other cocktail glass, you'll want to look for shorter straws, as a tall straw will not sit comfortably in a short glass. On the other hand, a straw that is too short to reach the bottom of the cup and the customer's mouth at the same time is not very useful. If your establishment serves multiple types of drinks, such as soft drinks, cocktails, children's sizes, and milkshakes, you may need to purchase multiple straw lengths, as an inappropriately sized straw is awkward to use and feels unprofessional. Consider which sizes might fit multiple uses before making a plastic straws bulk purchase.

Which straw color is best for my establishment?

The two primary colors for straws are black and natural plastic color. Natural plastic straws are usually translucent, so they blend in somewhat to any existing aesthetic. Black straws make a stronger impression and fits in well with most elegant décor, while working well with high-end drinks, such as cocktails. Natural plastic works well with sodas or colorful beverages but are not often used with expensive drinks. Price should not be a consideration when choosing between the two, as the prices of black and natural straws are usually the same.

Should I use wrapped or unwrapped straws?

Individually wrapped straws prove to customers their utensil hasn't been exposed to potential contamination, as it is still sealed when they receive it. Depending on your individual customer base, this might be an important consideration, or it might not be. Unwrapped straws come safely sealed in groups of several hundred and are cheaper than individually wrapped straws, though operators will need a place to safely store unwrapped straws in between each serving. Consider the preference of your customer base and your establishment's potential storage spaces before placing a plastic straws bulk order.

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