Food waste is a serious and ever growing problem. While 690 million people go to bed on an empty stomach each night, 1/3 of all food produced globally goes to waste. The annual value of food wasted is roughly $1 trillion and it weights 1.3 billion tonnes. Of course, this issue is interconnected with the drastic social inequalities, but the first step is to be taken in your surroundings. It is true that in most developed countries over half of all food waste takes place at home, but still, the major chunk of the waste is generated by the restaurants. We had an idea how to substantially reduce this problem. That’s how DealEat was born.
DealEat is a mobile application which allows to sell the food remainings at an affordable price. It consists of two main parts: one is designed for the restaurateur, while the other for the potential client. Restaurant managers can very quickly and dynamically sell their products while also storing the more commonly ordered products in a customizable menu. Clients have a convenience of searching for available offers based on their location and preferences. They also have access to reviews (and can write their own) in order to be able to to make more informed decisions. It is beneficial for both of them as the restaurateur is able to sell the items that they couldn’t sell otherwise and the clients have the guarantee that the food they order is still fresh and much cheaper (at least 50%).
The resulting solution allows the users to save some money but also to save the planet. DealEat is not only a very eco and frugal concept, but it also enhances the consumers’ culinary horizons thanks to the extensive suggestions’ system and the instant check of what’s available in the nearest area.
The members of our team had a significant share in planning and development of the final solution.