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Go Green Tomato Brings First Tablet-Based Smart Food Waste Monitoring to the UK Market

By Janet Haugan, Vice President of Customer Success  ///  June 11, 2015

LeanPath Zap food waste software offers the most affordable way to cut food waste in half.

LeanPath Zap, the most affordable way to reduce food waste in UK restaurants and hotels.

London, UK – 11 June 2015. Today, on 11 June, UK-based Go Green Tomato announces the availability of LeanPath Zap to the UK market. LeanPath Zap is a tablet-based solution that is the most affordable and effective way to monitor and prevent food waste using smart technology and cloud-based reporting services.

LeanPath Zap provides real-time insight into which foods are headed for the trash or compost bin and why. This helps to pinpoint changes to purchasing, production, menus that will prevent the foods from being wasted in the future. The process of measuring also engages employees directly in the waste-prevention effort, arming them with immediate feedback and a tally of their waste prevention successes. The Zap solution is designed by LeanPath, the creators of the foodservice industry’s first automated food waste tracking system in 2004 and global market leaders in smart food waste metering solutions.

“Building on more than 11 years’ experience helping large caterers prevent food waste, we’re excited to bring LeanPath Zap to the UK to help restaurants, hospitality, and catering organizations of all sizes,” explains Andrew Shakman, LeanPath co-founder and CEO. “This affordable, flexible, and powerful solution is designed for restaurant and catering operations that haven’t been able to invest in hardware-intensive systems or that need more reach than one central meter can provide. It’s also perfect for contract caterers with multiple geographic locations because they can pair LeanPath Zap at their smaller and medium sites while still getting the value of LeanPath 360 equipment at larger facilities. They match the right level of metering for each operation and all data from every source rolls-up into one unified dashboard. We are very excited to partner with Go Green Tomato to help reduce the estimated 15 million tonnes of food that is thrown away every year in the UK.”

LeanPath Zap runs on standard Android tablets and clients typically mount the devices in central locations. Staff members use the tablet to record all food that’s going to be discarded, answering a short set of questions about what it is and why it’s going in the waste bin. Operations can either weigh waste using an existing digital scale they own or record by quantity. The data is transmitted wirelessly to the LeanPath Online analytics dashboard, where chefs and managers view interactive, real-time reports, set up custom e-mail alerts, and receive regular e-mail summary reports which highlight the economic value of food waste and use algorithms to spotlight key wasted foods and loss scenarios.

“LeanPath Zap is the most flexible and affordable option for food waste tracking in the UK market,” explains Brian Quinn, co-founder of Go Green Tomato. “We’re thrilled to offer our customers a way to effectively manage and reduce food waste without requiring large hardware systems where they aren’t necessary. The simplicity of the tablet, coupled with the powerful real-time, roll-up reporting capability offered only by LeanPath, provides the best solution for caterers looking to cut food waste in half.”

LeanPath Zap starts at just £69/month for a basic standardized version and £149/month for a customized version where customers can specify unique food types, food costs, and more.


About Go Green Tomato
Go Green Tomato was set up by industry experts to provide solutions that combat the growing food waste crisis. The LeanPath Zap™ and LeanPath 360 Food Waste Prevention System™ are the first offerings from Go Green Tomato in what will become a family of complimentary products.

About LeanPath
LeanPath, Inc. created the food industry’s first fully automated food waste tracking system in 2004, which enables foodservice professionals to dramatically reduce food waste, lower food costs, and operate more sustainable facilities. LeanPath partners with customers numerous foodservice segments, including hotels, restaurants, colleges, hospitals and more. For more information, visit www.leanpath.com

Media Contacts

Brian Quinn
Go Green Tomato
+44 (0) 203 290 8865

Janet Haugan
+1 503 928 9085

Topics: Press Releases