Too Good To Go App Launches in Charlotte to Fight Food Waste

The unique food waste fighting app “Too Good To Go” just launched in Charlotte this week and local restaurants are already flooding to it.

Founded in Copenhagen in 2016, Too Good To Go lets businesses sell surplus food at half the retail cost. The app aims to lower greenhouse gas emissions by preventing discarded food.

More than 50 Charlotte businesses, including Krispy Kreme and Waterbean Coffee, have partnered with Too Good To Go.

The app works with grocery shops, restaurants, and convenience stores. Too Good To Go takes a $1.79 flat fee per transaction, with businesses keeping the remaining amount.

Customers use the app to find, order, and pay for their food waste, then pick it up from the participating business. The surplus food comes in a surprise bag.

In addition to Charlotte, the app launched in Raleigh, Durham, and Detroit.

Since entering the U.S. in 2020, it has expanded to 30 cities across 19 states, saving over 12 million meals.

Businesses interested in joining can sign up at The company also seeks more Charlotte-area grocery stores to further reduce food waste.



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