New Startup Takes Leftover Food From Restaurants and Sells Them For Dirt Cheap

A company that aims to help reduce food wastage was recently launched in Los Angeles to sell leftover restaurant food for cheap.

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“This new and revolutionary way of dealing with the food waste epidemic problem our planet is suffering from is beneficial for all parts,” BuffetGo founder Emil Rosengren Lolby told the LA Times.

BuffetGo, which began its operations earlier this year in New York City and Chicago, buys leftover food from participating restaurants before they close for that day. Participating establishments, both standalone or hotel buffets, are all listed on the company’s website.

Instead of being thrown out, the perfectly good food is sold online where BuffetGo customers can just order a meal and arrange to pick it up later at a scheduled time. BuffetGo allots a 15- to 30-minute window when the food is made available before it closes.

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Diners who arrive to pick up their orders are given empty boxes which they can fill with whatever they want. Customers must take advantage of the allotted time frame since the company operates on a first-come-first-serve basis.

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The meals provide a great deal for those who are on a budget but are looking for great food. BuffetGo’s food are generally cheaper by as much as 75% to 90%.

Among the notable Los Angeles restaurants which the BuffetGo sources its food from include the Hilton Hotel restaurants, Bluefin Sushi and Seafood Buffet, Vegas Seafood Buffet, and standalone outlets such as Hokkaido Seafood Buffet and Double Tree.

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