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A Restaurant’s Waste Is Now a Londoner’s Cheap Dinner

  • Food mobile app Karma launched in London Thursday
  • The Quality Chop House and Michelin-starred Aquavit signed up
A chef works in a restaurant kitchen in London.

A chef works in a restaurant kitchen in London.

Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
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If you’ve overestimated the daily demand for chia seed and homemade granola pots, or dripping, do you just throw the food out, or try and sell it quickly on the cheap?

Fifty eateries in London, including Aubaine, Hummus Bros, Magpie, and Michelin-starred Aquavit, can now opt for the latter through a mobile app, Karma, which launched in the city Thursday after an initial rollout across 35 cities in Sweden. The Quality Chop House was expected to be live in London for launch but a spokesman for Karma said the restaurant reversed its decision to sign up.