Two national pizza chains recently changed their supply chain policies after a report revealed cruel treatment of animals in their meat processing. After reading this story, you can hope that another well-known channel will make a similar reflection. An employee at the world’s largest donut destination posted a nearly one-minute video of the epic amount of trash that occurs every time a single franchise store closes. Here is how many trays they destroyed.
Via Meaww, TikTok user and Dunkin employee’@kath.dias captured video of the trays and trays (and trays) of merchandise that were thrown away at Dunkin’s closing time. The 56-second video shows the young employee and a coworker throwing 32 ridiculous trays, the vast majority of them completely filled, of Dunkin ‘donuts and bagels.
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Dias dutifully does the job, but occasionally looks at the camera with a poker face as it exposes the amount of food the chain wastes. And although it looks like she lives in Brazil, it’s reminiscent of the fact that Dunkin ‘had nearly 13,000 restaurants around the world. before Inspire Brands (the company that owns chains like Arby’s, Baskin Robbins, SONIC Drive-In, and Buffalo Wild Wings) acquired Dunkin ‘for $ 11.3 billion in late 2020.
The Dunkin ‘video has sparked outrage on social media at the degree of food waste that is occurring. Unfortunately, one user said, this is not an isolated practice at all – in fact, this level of food waste occurs in many chains. u / McRibeater on Reddit said:
âI worked at Starbucks and the same thing happened. We used to throw a ton of shit at Starbucks, we talk about sandwiches, lunch boxes, breakfast sandwiches, pastries, etc. Like a trash bag or even two full some evenings. I knew someone who got fired because the store manager encouraged taking food home as most of the baristas were broke students, but the district manager found out and fired them. The big food companies suck on so many levels. “
@varunkrish tweeted: “Ouch, this could feed so many homeless or disadvantaged people if given quickly.”
It makes sense that chains want to serve food that looks fresh to customers. However, the World Food Program USA states, âAbout 30 to 40 percent of the food supply in the United States is wasted, which equates to over 20 pounds of food per person per month. The organization adds that reversing this trend would save enough food to feed two billion people.
Especially given how some experts claim that human food consumption patterns are driving climate change – combined with the need that has arisen due to the economic impacts of the pandemic – it may be high time for restaurants to develop new practices.
It’s definitely worth thinking about the next time you’re thinking about which drive-thru to visit. Get the Eat this, not that! newsletter for the news you need on your favorite restaurants, and keep reading:
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