This European App Matches Hungry Customers with Cheap Restaurant Leftovers

published Aug 30, 2016
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A new app is trying to help restaurants reduce food waste and give hungry customers the chance to score cheap ingredients. Too Good to Go is a website and an app that’s available for both iOs and Android. Participating restaurants and bakeries list their leftovers, and customers browse to see what’s available and order what they want at a discounted price. Customers pick their own food up around closing time.

While the restaurants and bakeries do make a small profit off of the food they sell, the real priority for the new app is to help restaurants avoid wasting food that is perfectly good to eat. Food is marked down considerably, and ranges from $2.60 to around $4.20. As noted in Fast Company, sometimes restaurants just offer a grab bag of whatever they haven’t sold, and sometimes it’s more interesting — like a box full of leftover sushi.

Too Good to Go was founded in Denmark in 2015, and quickly spread internationally to include Austria, France, Germany, Norway, Switzerland, and the U.K. It has yet to hit the United States, but I can see it being very successful here. Is this something you’d want to try out?

Read More About the Leftover App on Fast Company: An App For Ordering Cheap Leftover Food From Restaurants And Bakeries