Whether you hate the idea of restaurants throwing away perfectly good food or you’re just looking for an inexpensive meal, you’re bound to fall in love with the newest food-saving app.
Feedback is a phone app that aims to cut down food waste, by letting you buy restaurant meals destined for the trash at a fraction of the dish’s original price. Participating restaurants post how many meals are available before they need to be thrown away, the discounted prices and when customers can come to pick their orders up. Brilliant, absolutely brilliant!
Right now, about three dozen restaurants are currently using the app in Toronto, and more will be added throughout the country in the coming months.
Josh Walters, co-founder of Feedback, was first inspired to create the app after being offered entire, free pizzas by a restaurant owner that was closing down his restaurant for the night. The owner had to either give them away for free or throw them in the trash. Since there’s so much pressure on restaurants to keep food as fresh as possible, many have to choose between throwing out a lot of extra, perfectly good food or giving it all away.
According to Feedback’s website, “upon speaking to restaurateurs it became evident that there was no incentive or effective method to reduce [restaurant] waste.”
So how is it okay to throw out so much food when there are thousands of people all around the world that have nothing to eat? It isn’t, which is why it’s so important to have a resource that encourages customers to prevent food waste — especially through a financial incentive.
But Feedback goes above and beyond in its effort to prevent food waste. In fact, a meal will be donated to a person in need every time someone buys something through the app.
An app that’ll help you save money, cut down on food waste and help those in need? Everybody wins!