Ready to fight food waste?
‘Too Good To Go’, the world’s largest food-waste app has just landed in Cork, and we couldn’t be more excited. Launched in 2015, the company now has over 54 million users, and has saved over 100 million tonnes of food from going to waste.
But exactly how does it work, you ask?
Every day, perfectly good food goes to waste at restaurants, cafes, shops and hotels across the world, just because it hasn’t been sold in time. The Too Good To Go app lets users buy and collect this food, at a third of the retail price, so that it gets eaten instead of going in the bin.
Oh, and the fun part is, you don’t know what’s going to be in the bag until you collect it, it’s all part of the surprise.
A number of Cork restaurants have already signed up to become part of the food waste movement, including Dukes Coffee, Bakewell, 021 Soul Food, Subway, Applegreens, Cork Coffee Roasters, Izz Cafe, Sonflour, Amigo’s, SOMA², and Boru Coffee Shop – just think of the massive bags full of delicious cakes and savoury snacks you could get from these places for as little as €3.99!
The win-win model ensures businesses can reduce their food waste while still generating revenue on what would otherwise be a total loss, while customers get to avail of fresh food from their favourite restaurants for a fraction of the price.
“Too Good To Go provides a simple, tangible action that will empower Irish app users to contribute to the fight as part of their daily behaviours. By saving a Surprise Bag on their way home from work or on their way to meet friends, they’re doing their part and getting some delicious food in the process,” says Jamie Crummie, Too Good To Go Co-Founder.
To take part in the food waste movement, visit their website, and search for ‘Too Good To Go’ wherever you get your apps.