David Rodríguez is making waves in the tech industry with an app that lets users buy discounted, leftover food from local restaurants.
“Why can't people have quality food at a low discount, while also reducing waste?” said Rodríguez, the co-founder and CEO of Food for All.
The app, available on Android and iPhone, pulls up a user's location and then finds participating area restaurants that have deals. From there, restaurants pick the time that customers can go get the food, often at closing time. In most situations, food prices are over 50 percent off.
The first version of the app was launched in Sept. 2017 in Boston, and by fall of 2018, the company had expanded to New York. More than 200 restaurants are participating in the program.