Washington, DC — Radius Networks, the leading enterprise location technology company, announces the launch of the Flybuy Sustainability Program. This will help restaurants, retailers, and restaurants make their brand more eco-friendly through operational improvements using the Flybuy Platform to reduce waste and food loss, and minimize carbon emission from idling cars.
Restaurants are shedding $162B annually in food waste costs, while 40% of food in the US goes uneaten. Nearly 30 percent of food in American grocery stores is thrown away (source). In fact, between a third and a half of food is wasted worldwide annually. According to the World Wildlife Federation, the production of wasted food in the United States is equivalent to the greenhouse emissions of 37 million cars (source)!
With Flybuy, restaurants and grocers can minimize food spoilage and remakes by providing the tools to achieve a more efficient and eco-friendly operation. When a restaurant or grocer does not know exactly when a customer is arriving to pick up their order, they run the risk of preparing an order too soon or prematurely pulling things from the freezer. Often when this occurs, staff is forced to throw out the product and remake it fresh for the customer.
Flybuy has been proven to reduce remakes and throwaways by over 40%. This not only helps the business achieve their eco-friendly goals, but results in reducing costs, saving labor, and improving the customer experience.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, private vehicles waste 3 billion gallons of fuel each year through idling, which adds about 15 million tons of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere each year. If idling stopped tomorrow, it’d be the equivalent of taking 5 million vehicles off the road (source). Without knowing when a customer (or delivery driver) is arriving for pickup, businesses are often forced to fulfill the order once the customer arrives on site. When this occurs, the average time a vehicle is spending idling at the curb is approximately 8 to 10 minutes. With cars emitting fumes while idling, the longer a customer waits for their order, the more significant the carbon dioxide emissions.
Using technology to predict arrival times and fulfill orders in the order customers arrive cuts car idling times by nearly 80%. With many businesses doing more than 50% of their business off-premise, this has an enormous impact on the environment.
“Restaurants, retailers, and grocers are all facing challenges associated with sustainability and environmental impact,” says Marc Wallace, Radius Networks CEO. “Applying the right technology to maximize operational efficiencies can directly affect a company’s carbon footprint and have a massive impact on the environment. Flybuy is helping some of the world’s biggest brands face these challenges and achieve sustainable practices. This is core to our company’s values at Radius Networks, and we are constantly innovating with this in mind.”
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About Radius Networks | Flybuy
Radius Networks is the leading enterprise location technology company and their Flybuy Platform helps companies achieve operational excellence and simplify the guest experience. Flybuy is live in 30,000 locations in 55 countries and leveraged by restaurants, retailers, and grocers daily.
The platform includes: Flybuy Pickup for curbside, in-store, and delivery driver pickup optimization; Flybuy Drive-Thru for drive-thru pickup and loyalty automation; Flybuy Tableside for dine-in ordering and table service solutions; and Flybuy Pay for location-based mobile payment facilitation.