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Frankie & Benny’s and Chiquito combat food waste with meals for needy kids

Following a successful trial before the end of 2020, Frankie & Benny’s and Chiquito have now extended its partnership with Too Good To Go to reduce food waste across all sites in the UK.

The Too Good To Go app allows users to buy surplus food from restaurants, retailers and producers rather than letting it go to waste.

Over 1,600 meals have already been saved from going to waste, which equates to 1,600kg of food and 4,000kg carbon dioxide equivalent. The plan is to now significantly scale this up nationwide.

To get their hands on the delicious food, consumers need to download the free Too Good To Go app and search for any nearby Frankie & Benny’s and Chiquito restaurants with unsold food. App users then purchase a ‘Magic Bag’, collect it at an allotted time and take it away to enjoy. Consumers can purchase a ‘Magic Bag’ for as little as £3.60.

Jonathan Knight, Managing Director at Frankie & Benny's and Chiquito, commented, “We are delighted that our partnership with Too Good To Go has already prevented significant food waste across our restaurants.

'We are thrilled that the proceeds from this initiative will help provide healthy school breakfasts to children at risk of hunger in disadvantaged areas of the UK. We are very excited to see this relationship continuing to develop and grow.”

Paschalis Loucaides, UK Country Manager, Too Good To Go, commented, “It’s really exciting to see the partnership with The Restaurant Group expand so quickly across the UK. The fact that we have saved 1600 meals from going to waste in just one month shows just how big an impact we can have together in the fight against food waste.

'The national rollout will see even more meals saved and I’m looking forward to our app users across the country being able to rescue delicious food and produce from Frankie & Benny’s and Chiquito restaurants throughout the festive period and beyond.”