Reekie’s Smokehouse has signed up to Too Good To Go
A specialist smokehouse restaurant has become the first in Edinburgh to embrace an eco-friendly initiative which offers bargains to hungry customers while reducing food waste.
Reekie’s Smokehouse, which uses classic American BBQ techniques to smoke quality local meats with a Scottish twist, has signed up to Too Good To Go, an environmental social enterprise which, through an online app, links hungry customers with food from local restaurants which would otherwise be thrown away at the end of the night.
It means Edinburgh food lovers can collect authentic smoked items from Reekie’s menu just after the restaurant closes at 9pm for as little as £3.80 per person.
Co-Owner Craig Cameron said: “As we prepare all our meats in advance by smoking them overnight for 22 hours, it can sometimes be tricky to predict just how much will be used on any given day.
“We wanted to make sure that anything left over wouldn’t go to waste, and to do so in the most eco friendly way possible, which is why we jumped at the chance to sign up to Too Good To Go.
“We’re a small business, so this is a fantastic way to ensure as many people as possible can experience our top-quality BBQ while also being environmentally conscious.
“We’re delighted to be the first Edinburgh restaurant to be taking advantage of this scheme, and we hope we can encourage others in the capital to get on board.”
Chris Wilson, Co-Founder of Too Good To Go, said: “We’ve been keen to bring Too Good To Go to Edinburgh for some time and couldn’t have been more delighted when Reekie’s came aboard our food waste revolution.
“We’ve had a fantastic reception from local users who are seizing the opportunity to grab a great meal at an even better price, all whilst helping reduce food waste.
“At a time when over one-third of all the food produced around the world is being thrown away, we hope Reekie’s can be the example for Edinburgh food businesses to follow and pledge their commitment to sustainability.”