App Lets You Buy Leftover Food From Restaurants And It's Really Cheap
Here's a situation where takeout is more cost efficient than cooking at home.
Too Good To Go, an app operating in the UK, allows users to order leftover food at a discount from restaurants, according to the website. The goal is to help curb waste from establishments that typically toss out perfectly edible food at the end of the day.
Too Good To Go是一款正在英国运营的手机应用.根据该应用官网介绍,使用该应用的用户能以折扣价从餐厅订购剩余食物.这款应用旨在帮助餐厅控制浪费,因为这些餐厅会在营业结束后将还能吃的食物倒掉.
Users simply log in, pick a restaurant, and pay through the app.
Then they pick up their food at designated times―usually around closing or after peak meal times, according to the Telegraph.
"Food waste just seems like one of the dumbest problems we have in this world,"co-founder James Crummie told Business Green."The restaurant industry is wasting about 600,000 tonnes of food each year, and in the UK alone there are one million people on emergency food parcels from food banks. Why do we have these two massive social issues that are completely connected, yet there is not much going on to address them?"
Users also have the option to give meals to people in need by donating 1 British pound or more through the app, according to the website. More than 1,100 meals have been donated so far.
Treat yourself to a nice lunch through TGTG today! Eat well and reduce food waste. #FeedBelliesNotBins
—Too Good To Go UK (@TooGoodToGo_UK) July 28, 2016
—来自Too Good To Go 英国 (@TooGoodToGo_UK) 2016年7月28日
Founded in Denmark last year, Too Good To Go was launched this year in the UK and is expanding to other countries. The app is available in Brighton, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds, and will be in London later this month.
Too Good To Go去年刚在丹麦成立,并在今年正式登陆英国,还正向其他国家扩张业务.目前,这款手机应用在布莱顿、伯明翰、曼切斯特和利兹市等地均可使用.到本月底,伦敦业务即将开通.
Food waste is a major problem worldwide. In the US alone, up to 40 percent of food goes uneaten―meanwhile one in six households didn't have enough money for food last year.