Too Good To Go

Too Good To Go

Too Good To Go

SOLUTION

Too Good To Go is an app which uses a geo-targeted map to show users the restaurants closest to them with leftover food available for collection at special time, at great price.   

BUSINESS MODEL

Too Good To Go sells food that they buy from the stores at a great price. Stores make extra cash on food that would have otherwise cost them to throw out.   Customers win by getting a great value meal – collecting tasty food at a reduced price.

There is the option for the user to donate £1 alongside his purchase, which will go towards providing a meal to someone who needs it.

IMPACT

Place: 7 European countries

Scale:  over 2.5 million meals have been rescued since 2015.  

Every year, 1/3 of all food produced is wasted. If this food waste were a country it would be the third largest emitter of CO2 – only behind the USA and China! 

ORIGINS

Jammie Crumie met his co-founder, Chris, at university in 2010. “We had a lightbulb moment when in Denmark – the amount of food that is wasted in the UK (estimated to be around fifteen million tonnes per year) and the number of people who have to visit foodbanks to survive are two massive issues. The two can clearly be linked, yet nothing seems to have been done about it.”

Convincing restaurateurs to change their long-established processes was a real barrier to the launch of Too Good To Go. Chris and Jamie spent months unsuccessfully knocking on doors of restaurants, cafes and bakeries all over London for months on end with only the bare bones of a website. “But after drumming up some interest we decided to move up from a website to an app and join forces with a group of Danish guys who were in the early stages of creating an app.”  The app was launched in 2015.

WHAT’S NEXT?

  • In 2 years, they’ve partnered with over 5,000 stores to fight food waste. 3 million people have downloaded the app. 
  • They are also in the process of recruiting volunteers who will collect the leftover food from the participating restaurants and deliver it to shelters, hostels and refuge centres. “We definitely want to develop an even more charitable side to the app, which will involve working alongside charities and foodbanks to get meals for those in need” explains the co-founder, Jamie Crummie

GET INVOLVED !

Get the app

If you’re living in one of the countries where the app is available (Danmark, UK, Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland), start rescuing some cheap and delicious meals from today!

Work for them

If you believe in a world where food produced equals food consumed  and your profile matches one of their many openings – the startup is growing fast! – apply today!

Get in touch

You want to get in touch to partner with their team in another way, get in touch here.

 

Fair Warung Balé

Fair Warung Balé

Fair Warung Balé

SERVICE

Restaurant serving indonesian food in Ubud, Bali.  

BUSINESS MODEL

Fair Warung Balé restaurant gives back  100% of its profits to the Fair Future Foundation and its Free Health and Medical Care programs. 1 meal = 2 free medical treatments. Their profit also funded their pediatric hospital building opened in 2016. 

IMPACT

Place: Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Scale:  more than 30,000 people per year.

Depth

  • Saving lifes, healing sick and injured people. 
  • Improving the daily life of the local community in suffering, whether they are affected by a situation of social vulnerability, emotional or medical, or suffering from disability. 
  • Training young indonesians for a new job.

ORIGINS

Alex Wettstein, a Swiss citizen, had been working in a medical team for big organisations for many years all over South-East Asia and Switzerland.  In early 2006, he founded the FAIR FUTURE FOUNDATION, a Swiss State Approved foundation. The foundation is purely dedicated to provide the people and children of Indonesia with free Health & Medical Care through several community and homehealthcare services.

 

WHAT’S NEXT?

  • In early 2011,  they decided to create another Indonesian foundation whose purposes and goals are identical: the Bali Sari Foundation, but this time composed of Indonesian board members. The Bali Sari Foundation employs local youth beneficiaries, mainly from disadvantaged areas.  
  • In September 2016, they open a pediatric hospital. 

GET INVOLVED !

As a Client

Going to Bali, Ubud? The food in this restaurant is so yummy that the place gets very busy in the evening. Book in advance! 

Work for them

Fair Warung Balé is constantly looking for volunteers, students, helpers and workers who are fluent in English, have marketing skills, experience in education, etc.

Start Your Own!

Got inspired to create a restaurant that benefits the local population? Contact the founder of Fair Warung Balé for more insights on the business model.

Choba Choba

Choba Choba

Choba Choba

SERVICE

Sale of premium Swiss chocolate. 

BUSINESS MODEL

Choba Choba has a unique business model : the cocoa farmers are shareholders of the company. They participate in the decision making and the benefits of the company.  Also, 5% of the sales are allocated to the Revolution Fund and transferred to the communities in direct payouts and in the form of shares.

IMPACT

Place: Peru (Alto Huayabamba)

Scale:  impacted lives of 36 families

Depth

  • Fair remuneration of the farmers for their hard work. Being co-owner, they define the price for their product.
  • They benefit from the profits.
  • They enter in direct contact with their consumers which is of “great emotional importance” to them.
  • Empowerment and pride: from simple farmer to entrepreneur. They have a voice in the company.
  • Better unity in the community as they share a common vision.

 

ORIGINS

About 8 years ago, Eric and Christoph met the cacao farmers of the Alto Huayabamba Valley through their previous jobs in the fair trade chocolate industry. Their initial business relationship quickly turned into solid friendship, considering each other part of their families today. Together they decided to challenge the rules by which the chocolate industry plays. So Eric, Christoph and 36 organic cacao farmers from two communities joined hands and founded Choba Choba in 2015. 

WHAT’S NEXT?

  • In 2017,  they launched a crowdfunding campaign to fund the “Nativo Project” to preserve the diversity of cacao by  protecting rare and native varieties, creating chocolates out of them and thus fighting against the industry’s standardization of taste.
  • They want their business model to become a role model for other small scale farmers and businesses. 

GET INVOLVED !

As a Consumer

Buy Choba Choba yummy chocolates online: special gifts, single bars and their exclusive subscription.

Work for them

Love food and would like to contribute in the chocolate revolution?  Contact Choba Choba to know if there is a way you can help!

Start Your Own!

Got inspired to create a business where ownership is shared with small scale farmers? Contact Choba Choba team for more insights on the business model.