Get Restaurant Meals From £2 And Help Save Waste @ Toogoodtogo
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Get Restaurant Meals From £2 And Help Save Waste @ Toogoodtogo

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Found 12th Aug 2016Made hot 12th Aug 2016
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I think this is a brilliant idea. So much food is wasted every year but if this catches on it will reduce that waste, plus folk will get cheap resteraunt quality food for a couple of quid.

From their site...

Too Good To Go is a hyper-local environmental social enterprise dedicated to reducing food waste. Our revolutionary concept links you with delicious food that would otherwise be thrown away at prices from as little as £2 and a maximum of £3.80 (and that’s for the second best Japanese restaurant in the country!). Through the Too Good To Go app and website you can order delicious food from local restaurants, cafes and bakeries, collect it up to an hour before closing time and enjoy on-the-go in an environmentally-friendly TGTG sugarcane box.

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Good idea, heat!

And cheaper than a kebab, interesting!

Shame there's basically naff all apart from either side of the M25 in the South East.

gabesdad

Shame there's basically naff all apart from either side of the M25 in the … Shame there's basically naff all apart from either side of the M25 in the South East.



Yeah, I'm in Hull and thought I'd give it a whirl but there's nothing within an hours drive...

Great concept, though!

Original Poster

gabesdad

Shame there's basically naff all apart from either side of the M25 in the … Shame there's basically naff all apart from either side of the M25 in the South East.



​It's just getting started but if it goes well then I'm sure it will spread across the country. The restaurants gain too because they get money for food they were going to throw away. It's a win win situation for everybody.

I've a half-eaten FKC if anyone wants it.

joking...
heat. I cant wait til it hits our shores.

What a good idea. Hope this goes nationwide soon.


Thanks for the post.

Excellent. nowhere near Southend yet though

great idea, nothing yet in Sheffield or Oldham x

End of day left overs, great idea? I think you get what you pay for. Not sure I'd want leftover chicken that's been sat out all day at the end of a buffet for example.

donslibi

End of day left overs, great idea? I think you get what you pay for. Not … End of day left overs, great idea? I think you get what you pay for. Not sure I'd want leftover chicken that's been sat out all day at the end of a buffet for example.


Yes, my thoughts too.

Great idea but the nearest to me is about 200 miles away

donslibi

End of day left overs, great idea? I think you get what you pay for. Not … End of day left overs, great idea? I think you get what you pay for. Not sure I'd want leftover chicken that's been sat out all day at the end of a buffet for example.

donslibi

End of day left overs, great idea? I think you get what you pay for. Not … End of day left overs, great idea? I think you get what you pay for. Not sure I'd want leftover chicken that's been sat out all day at the end of a buffet for example.




Can't believe two of you could actually believe that your example is likely to happen. Every buffet I've ever been to have the food on offer replaced many times throughout the day. If you've experienced what you say then you must be going to some real dive.

used this for the first time. this week paid £2 for a Chinese buffet. Felt almost like I was robbing them it was so cheap. I think its a great idea, will try more restaurants to see if the standard is as high

Great idea, however it will only be any good if they can add thousands more restaurants!

such a good idea. nothing in Leicester yet but imagine this will really take off. would be nice for filters to be added to the app too so you can filter cuisines. very dubious about buffets though unless eating right away. I'm sure you're not supposed to reheat previously cooked food and especially food that would have been sitting around in the final hours of buffet service :s
Edited by: "cjdean1983" 13th Aug 2016

jdbigguy

Can't believe two of you could actually believe that your example is … Can't believe two of you could actually believe that your example is likely to happen. Every buffet I've ever been to have the food on offer replaced many times throughout the day. If you've experienced what you say then you must be going to some real dive.



I'm not keen on buffets but I'll humour you on this. Assume the food regularly gets replaced throughout the day, but what you can't tell is when it was last replaced, and how long that batch has been sat there before you get it.

Id hate to see what some of these 'meals' consist of , there must be some guidelines or conditions else some restaurants will probably just send you a portion of the contents of the bin.

Heat though, its a good idea of course if it does work for all involved - evidently there is potential,

Plus a small possibility general dining costs will be reduced at restaurants making extra money off their waste so a possible benefit for all.

I hope it catches on but personally i wouldn't be a customer,

Here's a screenshot of their map, these clusters are the only locations in the UK at the moment. There's none in the rest of the UK at present http://i.imgur.com/FDIwtZw.jpg

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I don't understand folks concerns about the quality of food? It will be exactly the same as every other customers food. The restaurants are bound by exactly the same laws, food and hygene rules no matter how much the meal costs.

jdbigguy

Can't believe two of you could actually believe that your example is … Can't believe two of you could actually believe that your example is likely to happen. Every buffet I've ever been to have the food on offer replaced many times throughout the day. If you've experienced what you say then you must be going to some real dive.


Buffet restaurants, by their nature aren't going to be great - but been a couple of times for work leaving dos and it's been value for money. My concern would be that the food they don't want to have in their restaurant goes into the boxes of this scheme. I'd rather pay proper money for decent food less frequently, than eat cheap left over food more frequently - but each to their own.

Seems like a win-win to me. Its horrific the amount of food wasted in this country.

Yorkie1962

Apps available for Android and IOS. Also available online. I think … Apps available for Android and IOS. Also available online. I think this is a brilliant idea. So much food is wasted every year but if this catches on it will reduce that waste, plus folk will get cheap resteraunt quality food for a couple of quid.From their site...Too Good To Go is a hyper-local environmental social enterprise dedicated to reducing food waste. Our revolutionary concept links you with delicious food that would otherwise be thrown away at prices from as little as £2 and a maximum of £3.80 (and that’s for the second best Japanese restaurant in the country!). Through the Too Good To Go app and website you can order delicious food from local restaurants, cafes and bakeries, collect it up to an hour before closing time and enjoy on-the-go in an environmentally-friendly TGTG sugarcane box.



Where wuz you when we needed you Yorkie ? we have just come back from Blackpool which is saturated with Kebab shops and fried kitchen shops that i am suprised that the beaches and sea is not saturated with oil. We did find a fish and chip eventually inland.
The cost for fish and chips was £6! It was nice but i can tell you we wont be going there for fish and chips. I wont name the shop. As our great leader once said dont give them oxygen they will only burn themselves or words to that effect.

Recycle left over food from peoples plates

Great idea, I hope it catches on.
Too much food is wasted and it's truly criminal when in other people in the world go hungry or die from malnutrition.
I know this won't help that, but thanks for posting this, as it's brilliant.

Suzy Q 231

Great idea, I hope it catches on. Too much food is wasted and it's truly … Great idea, I hope it catches on. Too much food is wasted and it's truly criminal when in other people in the world go hungry or die from malnutrition. I know this won't help that, but thanks for posting this, as it's brilliant.


I agree. This is a great idea and hope it comes to central Scotland soon. It may even get people thinking more about food waste and how to help those that don't have enough. Heat added.

Fantastic thanks OP

Yorkie1962

​It's just getting started but if it goes well then I'm sure it will s … ​It's just getting started but if it goes well then I'm sure it will spread across the country. The restaurants gain too because they get money for food they were going to throw away. It's a win win situation for everybody.



It's cheaper for restaurants to simply trow it away.
You pay £2 for your tray.
From those £2 take off:
- taxes
- app commission
- tray
- ingredients to make the food
- restaurants employee has to waste time to be with you.
Where exactly is the money you are talking about? Looks more like a charity event because they are loosing money any way.

aprilterri

used this for the first time. this week paid £2 for a Chinese buffet. … used this for the first time. this week paid £2 for a Chinese buffet. Felt almost like I was robbing them it was so cheap. I think its a great idea, will try more restaurants to see if the standard is as high



Was that in Enfield by any chance?

Wow. I've been using this for a couple of months. Wish I'd thought of putting it up on UKHotdeals. Heat OP.
You do get a reasonably large portion but you cant be choosey.

Hopefully more take aways sign up!
Edited by: "AFCdanielR" 13th Aug 2016

Great idea, but no local availability.

Heat from me though.

What recycling through

joriks

It's cheaper for restaurants to simply trow it away. You pay £2 for your … It's cheaper for restaurants to simply trow it away. You pay £2 for your tray. From those £2 take off:- taxes- app commission- tray- ingredients to make the food- restaurants employee has to waste time to be with you. Where exactly is the money you are talking about? Looks more like a charity event because they are loosing money any way.



Um Food for thought(sorry guys couldn't resist)

I will need calculations on all but

- ingredients to make the food [as this is already there to be thrown away]

If all the other adds to > or = to £2 then I might agree the individual restaurant might not bother

another idea could be out of the rest of the 4 costs you put forward to be considered

- taxes
- app commission
- tray [Take your own container]
- restaurants employee has to waste time to be with you. [go there your self]

After knowing the calculations of the other 2 of above 4 which might make zero profit but the restaurant owner thinks of food wastage, s/he will happily participate.

Lets hope more and more takeaways and supermarket will participate in this expeditions.

Can't find online if there's coverage in an area without registering

Excellent find Yorkie, especially here in london

Suspended

Genius idea if it evolves

batemansxxxb

Can't find online if there's coverage in an area without registering


Here's what I got, without registering, using the Android app.

http://i65.tinypic.com/98hsv9.jpg

None near me, but heat added happily.

I got there with these steps:
1. Launch app
2. Tap Use as guest
3. Tap Map

M_z

Yes, my thoughts too.


Don't order chicken then???

Good idea, but the 300 mile round trip kind of defeats the object. Good idea hopefully it takes off.

M_z

My concern would be that the food they don't want to have in their … My concern would be that the food they don't want to have in their restaurant goes into the boxes of this scheme. I'd rather pay proper money for decent food less frequently, than eat cheap left over food more frequently - but each to their own.



Any food outlet that would do this, is probably already doing it with their take-away customers. I doubt very much any reputable place is going to start ruining their reputation for a few quid now and again. Not everyone is out to rip everyone else off.

The food here is probably no different to what you would get from actually eating at the restaurant a few hours before closing.
Edited by: "topss" 13th Aug 2016
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