Renowned neighbourhood bakery and restaurant chain, Le Pain Quotidien, and leading food waste fighting app, Too Good To Go, have today announced that they have saved over 6,000 meals from going to waste in the first six months of their partnership.
Having launched on the app in August 2019, Le Pain Quotidien offers hungry consumers in London, Oxford and Leeds a taste of Belgium, with gourmet bread loaves, tartines, patisserie and tarts ready to be rescued.
All of Le Pain Quotidien’s UK stores – 24 in London, 1 in Oxford and 1 in Leeds – are signed up to the food waste fighting app, and the Belgian brand has plans for a full European roll-out in 2020.
Speaking of the partnership milestone, Hayley Conick, Country Manager, Too Good To Go UK, said: “We are proud to count Le Pain Quotidien as one of our partner stores, and to save over 6,000 meals in just six months shows just how much a difference we can have in fighting food waste together. Wasting food is senseless when you consider the resource that goes into creating it, and it is also a significant contributor to climate change – with 8% of global greenhouse emissions originating from food waste alone. By partnering with brands such as Le Pain Quotidien, we are all able to do our bit to fight food waste and benefit the planet, while getting a delicious meal in return.”
Adrian Johnson, UK Managing Director at Le Pain Quotidien said: “Since our beginnings in rue Antoine Dansaert, we have used simplicity to help build a more desirable future for food. We apply this simplicity through fundamental principles: respect for the seasons, animal welfare, collaboration with local producers and the fight against waste. Our partnership with Too Good To Go has enabled us to take important simple steps in ensuring the sustainability of our bakeries and restaurants, and we are looking forward to introducing the solution across Europe later this year.”
Too Good To Go connects businesses that have unsold food with consumers, who can save surplus food from going to waste. Consumers simply download the free Too Good To Go app and search for nearby restaurants and retailers with leftover food. They then purchase the food for a great price through the app, and collect it from the store.