This App Is Feeding People On The Cheap & Doing Away With Waste
Multitasking at its best.
Everyone with a smartphone and an intense Netflix-binge in session has ordered Seamless—but what if your meal could cost half the price and have the added bonus of eliminating food waste?
European company Too Good To Go is already ahead of the game. Customers are able to order uneaten food—that would otherwise be thrown in the trash—from a variety of restaurants.
Too Good To Go was started by a group of friends in Denmark who were passionate about finding a solution to the enormous food waste problem. According to their website, if food waste was its own country, it would be the third-largest source of greenhouse gases. Recovering just half of it would feed everyone in the world.
So, they partnered with local restaurants, cafés and bakeries so users could order a category of leftover food (pastries, sandwiches, entrées etc.) on their app to pick up at the end of the breakfast, lunch and dinner shifts.
Prices for a full take-out box of leftovers range from about $3 to $5 depending on the restaurant. The company has already launched six different European countries, so we’re hoping they hit the U.S. sometime soon.