Restaurateurs around the globe have been joining the fight against food waste - from using apps to track how much food is ordered and prepared to better managing portions served to destigmatizing the "doggie bag". Now, a restaurant in Toronto, called Farmhouse Tavern, is truly taking the no-food-waste policy to heart. They have a commitment to ensuring that by closing time on Sunday night, there will be no leftover food or drink and nothing thrown away (they are closed Monday through Wednesday). This includes a popular Sunday dinner when food is sold at a discount, including wine from open bottles. They also don't over prepare food - when they are out, they take it off the menu. It is an interesting approach and one that turns the traditional restaurant model on its side, but it might be a necessary change for other restaurants to implement if we are to take the food waste fight seriously.
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Toronto Restaurant Fights Waste By Chopping Menu Prices Till Food Is Gone
NPR - The Salt
May 2, 2019