Too Good To Go App: A Food Delivery App That’s Ending Food Waste

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The 'Too Good To Go' app is a new food delivery app that lets people order leftover food from their choicest eateries so that it is not wasted. (Image: via toogoodtogo.com)

The lingering pandemic has compelled millions of people to rely on technological means to survive. Notably, the usage of smartphones with a food delivery app has shot up across the world. While plenty of food delivery apps are already out there, there is a new kid on the block. This food delivery app is also for delivering food but the motto is a bit different. The Too Good To Go app is a new food delivery app that lets people order leftover food from their choicest eateries so that it is not wasted.

A food delivery app with a difference!

This food delivery app can be helpful both for the customers and the restaurant industry. Small volumes of foods can’t easily be distributed to the food banks and that is where this app steps in. It helps the eateries reduce food wastage and lets users get the chance to savor their favorite dishes easily.

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Too Good To Go uses a geolocation system to put consumers in touch with retailers who have daily-unsold products. On one hand, retailers upload details of their excess food on the app, and on the other, there are users who localize the closest business to them and buy the food with a click.

The Too Good To Go is an app that does not give you the option to choose any dish from the eatery menu. On the contrary, it directs you to pick food that is meant for discarding by the restaurant. However, the food quality has to be good. It has to be fresh and most often includes perishable items such as a sushi roll, pizza slice, soup, and pastries.

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Co-founder of Too Good To Go, Lucie Basch, launched her career in food manufacturing, where she saw firsthand the massive problem of food going to waste. She channeled her passions for food and the environment into a singular mission: eliminating food waste. (Image: via toogoodtogo.com)

The app lets customers order leftover food at a discounted price. The interesting thing is that they never know what will be available for ordering for each day beforehand. This app proved to be bliss during the pandemic for restaurant owners. The app maker has also connected with other types of eateries including supermarkets, bakeries, pastry shops, hotels, and cafes.

Too Good To Go app is good for the environment

The benefit of the app is not limited to customers and eatery management. Usually, excess food ends up in landfills. The decomposing foods in the landfill sites produce a huge amount of methane which is a greenhouse gas.

The company’s mission is “to inspire and empower everyone to take action against food waste. We know that to live and breathe this every day, we need to turn our words into actions. With this in mind, we have set out a new ambition — to contribute in every way we can to build the global food waste movement. It’s only when we all come together to fight food waste, that we’ll be able to generate a positive change in society.”

Lucie Basch, co-founder of the Too Good To Go app said, “We think we can save more than 2 million meals from the trash in the U.S. in 2021 already. That’s thousands of tons of emissions avoided.” So, the apps should be embraced by individuals and groups who are environmentally aware.

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More than 1,500 U.S. eateries have connected with the app maker. (Image: via toogoodtogo.com)

This food delivery app’s popularity is ensuring rapid growth

Too Good To Go made its debut in the city of Copenhagen back in 2016. In the U.S., it was launched in Boston and New York City in the last quarter of 2020. Over time, it has spread to 15 countries. The app is available for use only in selected cities as of now. Still, the app has diverted some 200,000 meals from the trash bin.

More than 1,500 U.S. eateries have connected with the app maker in cities such as Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Boston, and New York. By end of 2021, it will be made available in even more U.S. cities.

Join millions of food waste warriors by downloading Too Good To Go – the world’s number one app for fighting food waste!

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