TRG subsidisaries tackle food waste across estate with Too Good To Go app

TRG's Frankie & Benny’s and Chiquito have extended their partnership with Too Good To Go to reduce food waste, to cover all sites across the UK following a successful trial.

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

Following the trial period in a select number of restaurants, over 1139 meals have already been saved from going to waste. 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 nearby participating businesses 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 from any Frankie and Benny’s or Chiquito restaurant via the Too Good To Go app from today.

All revenue created for The Restaurant Group through this initiative is being donated to charity.

Mark Chambers, CEO Leisure & Concessions, commented, “We are thrilled to now be partnering with Too Good To Go across all our sites to reduce our waste and ramp up the number of meals that are being saved from going to waste.

'We want to ensure that any surplus food from our restaurants is being managed and that the people who need it have access to it, so we are very excited to see this relationship developing and growing.”

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 [900] 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.”