Sandwich chain Eat has announced a new partnership with Toast Ale to give its leftover bread to the beer company for brewing purposes.
The bread will be used in the production of craft beers that will be sold in Eat’s five licenced premises. Eat is using the partnership as a way to tackle food waste, with the first brews by Toast Ale using 1,040kg of surplus fresh bread.
All profits from the new beer will be donated to food waste charity Feedback.
Holly Oades, marketing director at Eat, said: “We’re always looks for ways to reduce our food waste. Through working with Toast we have now found a way to give new life to this bread. Not only does it cut waste in the kitchen, the beers taste fantastic and as if that wasn’t enough Toast gives 100% of its profits to charity.”
Louisa Ziane, chief brand and finance officer at Toast Ale, added: “We’re thrilled to be closing the loop with EAT, creating delicious beers with surplus fresh bread from the production of their sandwiches.
“Our profits will go to the charity Feedback so we can together tackle the systemic causes of food waste.”