Frankie & Benny’s at Riverside in Northampton partners with food app to combat food waste over lockdown
Selected Frankie & Benny’s restaurants have collaborated with ‘Too Good To Go’ in a bid to reduce food waste.
Too Good to Go allows users to buy surplus food from restaurants, retailers and producers instead of letting it go to waste.
Mark Chambers, CEO Leisure & Concessions at The Restaurant Group, commented: “We are thrilled to be partnering with Too Good To Go, an excellent initiative which will help us to reduce our waste and work closer with our local communities.
"Particularly as we go into our second lockdown, 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 develop and grow.”
People, who want to get their hands on the food, will need to download the free Too Good To Go app and search for nearby participating businesses with unsold food. Users can then purchase a ‘Magic Bag’ from £3.60, collect it at an allotted time then take it away to enjoy.
This collaboration has started with selected Frankie and Benny’s and Chiquito restaurants up and down the country.
Paschalis Loucaides, UK Country Manager, Too Good To Go, commented:
“Wasting good food doesn’t make sense at any time, let alone during a pandemic. That’s why we’re thrilled that Frankie & Benny’s and Chiquito have joined us, and our community of over 4,000 partner stores, to fight food waste in the UK.
“As our first national restaurant brand partnerships, Frankie & Benny’s and Chiquito are showing real leadership in tackling food waste. The impact we can have together is huge - not only will their restaurants’ great food get eaten and enjoyed, but we’ll be preventing harmful emissions that occur when food goes to landfill. It’s a win-win.”
Frankie and Benny’s at the Riverside retail park in Northampton is involved in the partnership and users can purchase a ‘Magic Bag’ from them now.
Northampton’s Chiquito restaurant, in Sixfields, is not yet on the list of participants.