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GoGetters partners with Too Good To Go app which enables restaurants to sell food which would otherwise be binned

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Bishop’s Stortford businesses have opened up a new front in the fight against food waste.

Eight takeaways have signed up for an initiative to offer customers big discounts on meals that would otherwise be thrown away.

It is estimated that a third of all food produced globally is uneaten, and on Food Wastage Day today (Wednesday) delivery company GoGetters, founded by Sawbridgeworth man Owen Barrow, has confirmed a new partnership with Too Good To Go.

Lee Nicolaou and Owen Barrow of GoGetters (46604278)
Lee Nicolaou and Owen Barrow of GoGetters (46604278)

The mobile app connects customers to restaurants and stores that have unsold, surplus food. The app covers major European cities, and Owen has brought it to Hertfordshire and Essex in a bid to cut food wastage in the delivery industry.

GoGetters is working with eight clients to help them shift to the platform. They are:

  • Petrucci’s Pizza and Greek specialist The Yeerologist at Eat17 in Potter Street
  • Buffalo Joe’s chicken wings and burger joint in Church Street
  • Baan Thitiya Thai restaurant in London Road
  • Dirty Buns in Market Square
  • Meat Retreat in Dunmow Road
  • Katsu Charlie Japanese street food which pops up at the Wheatsheaf pub
  • Villa Italia in Sawbridgeworth.

It enables restaurants to upload meals and stock which would otherwise be thrown away and allows customers to collect them at a discounted rate.

Owen said: “We’re extremely excited about this partnership and really looking forward to seeing what the future holds for the market.

“Being in the food industry, we know the importance of minimising food waste and making sure we’re all doing our part to offset our footprint.

“We work with many great local restaurants who we are thrilled to have on board, and seeing less food hit the bins is a rewarding thought.

“Being at the centre of food delivery and representing many different brands, we’re proud to be taking this fight on and look forward to this partnership growing.”

As part of the initiative, the GoGetters team aims to deliver the discounted food too.

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