Internal/External Food Waste Cost Calculator

On average, for every $1000 in sales, restaurants generate 33 lb of food waste -up to 20% of the food they purchase.  The vast majority of the food waste generated by restaurants ends up in landfills.  In fact, at 21%, food  is by far largest source of waste in landfills.  To calculate the cost, internal* and external, of the food waste generated by your restaurant, enter your information below.   After all, in order to solve a problem, one must first acknowledge its existence.

The Real Cost$ Of Food Waste

How much is food waste really costing your business? According to a Food Waste Reduction Alliance (FWRA) survey, restaurants throw away 33 pounds of food waste for every $1000... Read  more


* For a more accurate calculation, the cost of labor, storage, and disposal, should be considered as well.