Surplus bread from EAT is now being made into beer

By Georgia Bronte contact

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Leftover bread from EAT is now being made into beer
Sandwich chain EAT has partnered with eco-conscious brewery Toast Ale in a bid to minimise the food waste produced at its restaurants.

The partnership sees EAT donating its bread crusts to the brewery for it to use to create its craft ales and lagers.

The first brew using bread donated by EAT is now on sale, and can be bought in the form of Toast Pale Ale and Toast Craft Lager at all of the sandwich chain’s five licensed stores, at the Royal Festival Hall, Heathrow terminals, Edinburgh and Windsor.

1,040kg of EAT’s would-be waste bread crusts were used to make the first brew.

“We're always looks for ways to reduce our food waste.  Through working with Toast we have now found a way to give new life to this bread,” says Holly Oades, marketing director at EAT.

“Not only does it cut waste in the kitchen, the beers taste fantastic and as if that wasn't enough Toast gives 100% of its profits to charity.”

Toast was founded by Tristram Stuart in 2015. Stuart also set up the charity Feedback, which aims to tackle food waste.

The brewery sources heel ends of loaves of bread that are not used in making sandwiches. These replace one third of the malted barley that is turned into alcohol.

EAT has been involved with waste-reducing measures for the past few years, and donates leftover sandwiches and salads from its sites on a daily basis to local charities.

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