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Toby Carvery is selling ‘magic bags’ of unwanted food for £3.29 or less

The carvery chain is combatting food waste with its ‘Magic Bags’

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Toby Carvery is combating food waste with its ‘magic bags’ of unwanted food, all of which can be bought for less than £4.

The Toby Carvery Magic Bags are filled at the end of the day with a variety of leftovers, including unsold food from the famed carvery menu such as meat, Yorkshire puddings, potatoes and vegetables.

The bags are available to purchase at 153 restaurants across the country from the Too Good To Go App for £2.29 for the vegetarian option and £3.29 to include meat.

One TikTok user recently revealed that her £3.29 magic bag was enough to feed her whole family, while another said their bag was heavier than their weekly shopping.

Toby Carvery extended its partnership with Too Good To Go last November and, to date, has saved over 250 tonnes of C02e and saved over 100,000 Magic Bags, both of which helps to fight food waste and reduce environmental impact on the planet, as per WalesLive.

This means the restaurant is fast on track to reach its milestone of saving 100,000 meals in February alone.

Read More: Iceland is giving away unsold food to customers for free to prevent wastage

Martin Gosling, Operations Director at Toby Carvery, said: “We’re thrilled to see the positive impact our Magic Bags has had on the nation and planet already and we can’t wait to see how much this increases in 2022.

“As home of the roast, we take extra care in preparing each ingredient so guests can enjoy the perfect roast any day of the week so it’s rewarding to see our specially trained chefs’ efforts not going to waste.”

Paschalis Loucaides, UK Managing Director at Too Good To Go, added: “Toby Carvery has had a really successful trial period and I know our app users across the country have been itching to get their hands on a delicious Toby roast while helping to reduce food waste and its impact on the planet.

“Our partnership shows that you can still enjoy your favourite comfort food, help the planet and get a great deal, making Toby Carvery’s Magic Bags a win-win!”

There are a limited number of Magic Bags available at the end of each day, so you’ll need to be quick to get your hands on one. 

To see if your local Toby Carvery is a part of the scheme, visit the website here.

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Greater Manchester curry house named Best Asian Restaurant in the North West

Congratulations to all the winners!

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A Greater Manchester curry house has been named the best Asian restaurant in the North West at the Asian Restaurant Awards 2022.

The awards revealed its 2022 winners, with one restaurant from Bolton named the best in the entire region, while several other Greater Manchester venues also won big.

The event, sponsored by Just Eat and Booker Wholesale, was held at the Hilton Manchester Piccadilly on Monday June 27th.

Achari Indian Restaurant / TripAdvisor

BBC news anchor Samantha Simonds hosted the event with restaurants across the entire UK up for awards.

Who won big at the Asian Restaurant Awards 2022?

It was Bolton-based Achari Indian Restaurant who took home the Best Asian Restaurant in the North West accolade.

Other restaurants from Greater Manchester also won, with venues picking up Best Newcomer, Best Fusion Restaurant and Best Asian Restaurant in Manchester.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Full list of other Greater Manchester restaurants that were named winners:

  • Best Asian Restaurant – Manchester: Delhi Dream Indian Restaurant 
  • Best Fusion Restaurant: Vermilion Cinnabar
  • Best Newcomer: Spice Mafia (joint winner with Balchao in Hale Barns)

These are the only UK restaurant awards open to all Asian cuisines, which includes: Bangladeshi, Burmese, Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, Middle Eastern, Pakistani, Singaporean, Sri Lankan, Thai, Turkish and Vietnamese.

This year’s winners will be added to the One Hundred Top Curry Restaurants guide – it’s currently being updated onto the Top 100 Curry Restaurants website here.

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Kids can get a hot meal for just £1 at Asda this summer holidays

What a brilliant initiative!

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Asda has announced that kids can get a hot meal for just £1 during the summer holidays, in a bid to help alleviate the cost of living crisis.

The supermarket confirmed that they would be tackling holiday hunger by allowing children aged under 16 to grab a hot or cold meal for a quid.

The initiative will be available seven days a week and there’s no minimum adult spend required to redeem the discount at your nearest Asda Cafe.

Asda revealed the £1 meal offer in Scotland last month, but has now further rolled it out to England and Wales, confirming the good news yesterday.

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The Kids Eat for £1 deal will be available all day, every day (for as long as the cafe is open) from July 25th until September 4th in England and Wales.

A hot meal, cold meal, or both will be on offer, depending on what the cafe has available.

You’ll also be able to grab some baby food through the offer, including a free pouch of Ella’s Kitchen baby food.

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A spokesperson for Asda said: “We know that families can find the summer holidays tough, and our customers are telling us that this year more than ever, they’re concerned about holiday hunger.

“With that in mind, we are so pleased to be able to offer children’s meals for just £1, with no minimum adult spend, to ensure that those who would normally rely on a school meal aren’t left without.”

And that’s not the only thing Asda is doing, having recently launched a freezer filler offer where shoppers can grab five items for £5, with certain products costing just £2.50 – providing a potential saving of up to £7.50.

The deal aims to help families make quick and easy meals over the summer holidays.

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Crazy Pedro’s launch four cheese pizza after customer complains pizzas are ‘too cheesy’

No such thing as ‘too much’ cheese…

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With an epidemic of Karens seemingly out there at the moment, hard working hospitality staff are having to deal with more customer complaints than ever.

Now while some complaints are legitimate – if you’re served a burger with a dead pigeon on top you should definitely let the staff know – some are just downright ridiculous.

Exhibit A: a customer recently complained to Crazy Pedro’s that their pizza is TOO CHEESY.

Crazy Pedro’s

To each their own, I guess, but when it comes to cheese – in my humble opinion – there can be no such thing as ‘too much’.

The more the merrier, especially when it’s melted on top of one of Crazy Pedro’s incredible, massive pizzas.

In response to the customer complaint, Pedro’s has released something special for July – an epic FOUR CHEESE pizza called ‘In Cheezus We Crust’.

Crazy Pedro’s

The spectacular monthly special features a special Four Cheese Blend, pickles, chilli flakes, dill and a healthy glug of Ranch dressing.

The new pizza is available at all good Pedro’s throughout July as a full pizza or as a slice, as well as on Deliveroo.

Give Pedro’s a follow on Instagram here to stay up to date.

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