By Angela Green
PizzaExpress recognises its responsibility to both the environment and society, which is why the brand is proud to announce a partnership with Too Good To Go’s marketplace for surplus food.
Having initially trialled the food waste redirection stream in 2022 as part of the brand’s commitment to being Net Zero by 2040, the brand has now introduced Too Good To Go as a permanent programme in PizzaExpress’ 360 restaurants across the UK & Ireland.
Since launching in the UK in 2016, Too Good To Go, a certified B Corp social impact company has prevented more than 28 million meals going to waste.
Using the free Too Good To Go app, 12.7 million registered users can purchase a ‘Surprise Bag’ which will be filled with a mix of surplus food – all for a fraction of the price. At PizzaExpress, guests may receive a surprise of a Lasagna, featuring a slow cooked ragu, spinach and ricotta Cannelloni, or alternatively, a combination of three other surprise items including Dough Balls, Lemon & Herb Chicken Wings, or a sweet surprise in the form of a dessert such as a Chocolate Brownie or Tiramisu.
PizzaExpress’ Sustainability Manager Cherry Dejos said the partnership means the brand could continue striving to make a positive impact on the environment as it works towards its Net Zero by 2040 target. “This is just one of the ways we are committed to making a difference, and among our other sustainability targets is ensuring that by 2025, all of our direct suppliers have joined us on our journey by requiring them to have set their own Net Zero targets.”
Sophie Trueman, Too Good To Go’s Country Director UK & Ireland, added: “We are delighted to be partnering with PizzaExpress. At Too Good To Go, we believe that saving food from going to waste is a win-win – consumers can get delicious food for less, and with one simple action, we’re collectively doing something great for the planet.”