Selling Restaurant Leftovers Cheap

Too Good To Go is an app that helps restaurants reduce food waste by selling daily leftovers at a low price to customers.

Typically, restaurants, bakeries, and other food businesses with surplus food at the end of the day are forced to throw it out. With the Too Good To Go app, customers can save this excess food from being wasted by pre-ordering a portion online and stopping by just before closing time to pick up the surplus food in take-away boxes for as little as $2.50 a serving.

Through the app businesses earn money on what would otherwise be lost, consumers enjoy a delicious meal at a low price, and both help prevent unnecessary food waste. Since launching in Denmark in late 2015, Too Good To Go is now available in 11 countries and counts more than 240 participating food businesses in Denmark alone.

Relevance of solution

About one-third of all food produced worldwide is either lost or wasted, while hunger and food scarcity affect millions of people every day.1 By reducing food waste and food poverty, Too Good To Go promotes a sustainable food system and helps improve food security.

Triple Bottom Line

Environmental

According to the company, the app saves more than two tons of CO2 a day by preventing food waste.

Social

Too Good To Go fights food poverty by making restaurant food accessible for low-income residents.

Economic

Through the app, restaurants and food businesses earn a profit on food that would otherwise be tossed, while consumers get a bargain on perfectly good leftovers.


Sources

  1. FAO. “Food Loss and Food Waste.” (2016)