Instead of throwing away quality and delicious meals that remain uneaten, the ResQ Club app enables restaurants to post their excess dishes at a reduced rate. Individuals can then enjoy incredible meals at a fraction of the original price. ‘Resq-ing’ the meals from needless waste is a sustainable business model that benefits businesses, hungry diners and the environment.
As of summer 2017, their app operates in Finland, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands and Estonia – and it keeps on growing. We caught up with Agnes Lindberg, Country Manager in Sweden, to find out more about the branch in Stockholm.
How has reception been like so far in Stockholm?
Since our relaunch in November 2016, thanks to a growth boom in mid-January, we’ve been seeing tremendous growth here in Stockholm.
ResQ Club brings incredible value for tourists. As you explore a new city, you can explore new foods.
How do you find and select the right restaurants?
Through our sales force, and often by word-of-mouth. We build up relationships with restaurants, who trust us as their partner. One of the most important factors we look for in partners is their food delivery system – how easy is it to combine with our service? It could be places that serve a daily lunch, a buffet, or baked goods. Hotels that prepare a breakfast buffet, for instance, and have uneaten plates – or maybe they’ve prepared 60 salads and sell 50, and have 10 over.
Places that we wouldn’t have are restaurants that make food on order – like hamburgers are very difficult for us to have, or pizza. We do have a couple of pizza places, but on our app they usually list other menu items that have been prepared already. When there is a pizza or burger on our app, it’s usually due to a canceled order.
We look at a variety of places, restaurants that are known to the public, but also smaller locations that aren’t well-known. It’s an awesome opportunity for them to get the word out, to attract new customers by trying their food at a reduced price.
Our mission is to inspire people to take one step to a better environment. We’re not here for ourselves, we’re here for you, the ‘ResQers.’
– Agnes Lindberg –
Do you see more locals or tourists using the app?
We’re seeing mostly locals for the moment, as a lot of the menu items listed are in the local language. But as we’re improving our app, we expect to see more and more tourists. ResQ Club brings incredible value for tourists. As you explore a new city, you can explore new foods. We’re looking at different ways to translate the offers in the app, which will benefit both inbound tourists and expats who don’t speak Swedish yet.
What are your upcoming events or promotions in Stockholm?
We’re excited to announce a new payment method, the number one payment utilized in the city. Hopefully this will be implemented in the next few weeks.
We have two ResQ Travelers sailing on tall ships to different cities, where they’ll be trying out ResQ services. You can follow their adventures on our Instagram.
We will also be at Matologi, a sustainable food event, which this year will take place August 26 2017 at Norra Bantorget.
What’s one takeaway you’d like to share with our readers?
Our mission is to inspire people to take one step to a better environment. Give us a try and tell us about your experience. There’s nothing more that we love than hearing both the good and the bad. We’re not here for ourselves, we’re here for you, the ‘ResQers.’
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Photo credit: ResQ Club.