French bakery and patisserie chain Paul has extended its partnership with food waste fighting app Too Good To Go to prevent food from all its UK cafés and bakeries going to landfill.
The extended partnership will see all of its 37 stores using the app to offer freshly made sandwiches, viennoiserie and fine pâtisserie to customers at the end of service for a reduced price.
Since joining the app, PAUL has already saved more than 35,000 portions of food from going to landfill and avoided in excess of 88 tonnes of CO2 from being produced.
The move comes as it pledges to minimise all food waste by 2021.
Too Good To Go connects food businesses that have unsold food with consumers, who can save a ‘Magic Bag’ of surplus food from going to waste.
They simply download a free app, search for nearby stores with leftover food and then purchase the food for a reduced price and collect from the store.
Rachel Meier, sustainability manager at PAUL, said: “We have been creating quality bread for 130 years, however as it is baked fresh every day, using just four simple ingredients, it can’t be sold the next day. The same principle applies to our feshly made sandwiches, salads and delicious viennoiserie. We want to make sure as much of this delicious food as possible feeds people, not landfill, and Too Good To Go is a key partner in this mission to reduce our food waste to zero.”
The Too Good To Go app is used by other foodservice operators, including Greene King. It has provided thousands of customers with surplus carveries at discounted rates since rolling it out across multiple sites.