Sustainability in the restaurant business

Photo of a restaurant tableReducing waste is a major concern for many people across a wide range of industries and the restaurant business is no exception. Projects such as Halfsies have been encouraging diners to consider the problem of food wastage for some time. Of course the problem of food wastage is inextricably linked with the reality of increasing obesity levels and oversized food portions.

A new restaurant in Dubai has come up with a way to put an end to the waste, promote moderation and raise awareness of sustainability issues: by adopting a pay-by-weight business model. Restaurants around the world would do well to pay attention to the outcome of this experiment.

“Created by Lootah Hotel Management, which owns the Al Jawhara hotels in the emirate, the restaurant is located in the Global Village area of Dubai. Customers can choose from the à la carte service as well as a buffet where the pay-by-weight model is employed. The idea is that, contrary to other all-you-can-eat style restaurants in Dubai, customers will be more careful with the amount of food they select in order to avoid paying for what they don’t end up eating.”

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