Food Waste App Is Coming To Texas
FROM THE WIRES...
The app launches today in Texas to support local businesses, reduce food waste,
save money and help the planet
● Following an Austin launch in 2021, the food waste solution app is arriving
in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and Austin with more than 500 stores live
● Consumers can save on everything from baked goods to prepared foods
and grocery items by downloading the app for free Too Good To Go is now
available in 17 cities across the US and has saved more than 5 million
meals from waste across the country
XX / ACCESSWIRE / May 17, 2023 / Too Good To Go, the world's largest marketplace
for selling surplus food, is now available across the state of Texas.
Approximately 133 billion pounds and $161 billion worth of food is wasted in the US
each year. This waste has consequences for Americans looking to help the planet and
save money on rising food bills. For context, 15% of all habitable land on earth is used
to produce the food we waste. This equates to the surface area of 14 states of Texas.
Since launching in the US, Too Good To Go has already saved more than 5 million
meals from more than 11,000 partners, resulting in $50.1M in savings for consumers to-
date. As the nature of food waste is unpredictable, partners on the Too Good To Go app
pack their surplus food into Surprise Bags that are sold to the customer at 1⁄3 of the retail
value. Partners select pickup windows that work best for their business and can either
provide or instruct customers to bring packaging to transport the food items.
More than 581 businesses in Texas, including local favorites such as Eataly Dallas,
Henderson & Kane General Store in Houston, and Pasha in San Antonio, have already
signed on to the app. In their quest to reduce food waste and save money, consumers
can now pick up Surprise Bags from their favorite local food businesses, from BBQ
spots and Tex-Mex style restaurants to homemade kolache shops and gourmet grocery
Since launching in Austin in July 2021, the company is thrilled to expand across the
Lone Star state, adding Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio, working with more than 500
partners. With more partners added weekly, consumers are encouraged to check back
often to see what new stores have joined and what delicious new Surprise Bags are
ready to be saved.
“We are excited to expand our app across Texas to partner with the dynamic food
scene and culture,” said Chris MacAulay, Too Good To Go US Country Director. “In
partnership with the incredible local food businesses across Texas, we want to make
reducing food waste accessible to all. Together, with the great restaurant community
and residents here in Texas, we feel we can make an immediate impact.”
The Too Good To Go app is available for iOS download in the Apple App Store and
Google Play for Android. To learn more about Too Good To Go as well as tips and
tricks to reduce food waste follow on Instagram at: TooGoodToGo.usa.
About Too Good To Go
Too Good To Go, a certified B Corp, is a social impact company leading the food waste
revolution to create a greener planet. Their app connects consumers to surplus food
from local restaurants and grocery stores, such as pastries, fresh produce, sushi and
more, which would otherwise be thrown away to make room for the next batch of goods.
Each surprise bag rescued equates to the CO2e emission of charging one smartphone
fully 422 times. Founded in 2016, Too Good To Go has saved more than 202 million
meals from more than 137,000+ partners in 17 countries. Beyond the app, Too Good To
Go has launched initiatives to change date labeling on food, produced free educational
resources for schools, and inspired households to change food waste behaviors. Visit
toogoodtogo.com for more information and follow us at instagram.com/toogoodtogo.usa.