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User avatar #23 - StumpDawg (06/30/2013) [-]
As a dunkin' closer, I can say that the amount of food wasted is absolutely retarded. We throw out roughly 4-5 dozen bagels, about 15 croissants, 300 munchkins (donut holes), and anywhere from 4 to 10 dozen donuts in a nightly basis. we cant even take the **** home/ give it away technically, as it is some kind of liability.
#135 to #23 - anonymous (06/30/2013) [-]
The sad fact is that it depends on your state regulations. Many states don't allow non-individually labeled or "expired" food to be donated. I guarantee that even the mighty panera bread in New York throws away food because the regulations forbid donating it. Ohio is now the same.
I work for two charities, and the food we need to throw away or refuse is staggering. To top that, some states have nutritional requirements on donated food, so donuts wouldn't fit the bill anyway.
Statistics say that most of the people on this site don't vote, but **** like this is the result of high-regulation, nanny-state policy - liberal **** . And before you red thumb, I'm NOT a conservative - facts are just facts. Volunteer at your local shelter, donate money, and vote libertarian.
User avatar #132 to #23 - foxyloxxy (06/30/2013) [-]
at jimmy johns they sell their day old bread for a dollar
#119 to #23 - anonymous (06/30/2013) [-]
If the waste is that substantial on a nightly basis, why not just make less food during the day? If you can predict average amounts of waste, why make more than you can expect to sell?
#118 to #23 - anonymous (06/30/2013) [-]
"300 munchkins (donut holes)"
You throw away the holes in donuts?
What a waist of air.
#110 to #23 - anonymous (06/30/2013) [-]
seeing as mcdonalds has been sued for being fattening i don't blame them.
User avatar #98 to #23 - kbvskoolaid (06/30/2013) [-]
i also work at dunkin and i find this ridiculous. we have all kinds of knew rules put in place to try and lower the amount of throw-aways but it doesn't help much. I once took a dozen home and i got written up and almost fired because it's a huge problem lol
#83 to #23 - anonymous (06/30/2013) [-]
i think they do it so they dont get sued if its not fresh and makes someone sick? i dont know, that was my guess when i worked there.
User avatar #72 to #23 - crazyhindu (06/30/2013) [-]
As another dunkin closer, holy **** you guys actually throw out bagels? my manager forces us to keep EVERYTHING that isn't frosted, so they can reuse them for the next few days, i think its disgusting. but the amount of wasted food is also ridiculous.
User avatar #133 to #72 - StumpDawg (06/30/2013) [-]
Yea, the only think we keep are muffins and croissants baked after 4
User avatar #141 to #133 - crazyhindu (06/30/2013) [-]
yeah, we keep those too, except everything is made in the morning at 2 and kept until 11 at night and then kept for an extra few days.
#62 to #23 - anonymous (06/30/2013) [-]
What the **** ****** give them to the homeless.
User avatar #54 to #23 - DarkDragonBlade (06/30/2013) [-]
I took it all home regardless of what my boss said. He didn't mind. So many donuts, and everything. I'd walk out with dozen's boxes and bagels boxes. Everything. I'd give half to a donation shelter in the morning and keep the other half for myself. Oh yeah.
#53 to #23 - ubercripple (06/30/2013) [-]
I work at a Panera Bread, and we donate almost all of our baked goods at closing time. Usually us closers will take just a few pastries or a loaf of bread home, because we're pretty much all college students. And we're not allowed to hand food out to customers at the end of the night, mostly because that would be abused, and also because I don't like to reward people for staying late and making my closing difficult. It really grinds my gears when people ask me to slip them some pastries ~15 minutes before we close "because it's all going to be thrown out anyway." I just tell them that it's actually being donated to charity and they get a really guilty look on their faces.

There are some nights where the donation volunteers don't show up though, and I feel horrible having to throw out all of the food, which ends up being around 7-8 dozen bagels, at least 40-50 pastries, and about 25 bread loaves. Sometimes I'll take a few large boxes of food with me on those nights though, so that I can hand them out to homeless people on my way home. Otherwise I just feel guilty about having tossed out that much food.
User avatar #113 to #53 - ILikeGreen (06/30/2013) [-]
what if you have a laid back manager or a cool boss. Will they let you?
User avatar #148 to #113 - ubercripple (06/30/2013) [-]
Let me hand out free pastries to customers? Occasionally yea, but only to a few people, like regulars or other ones that we know.
User avatar #149 to #148 - ILikeGreen (07/01/2013) [-]
I mean like when its closing time istead of throwing it away you take them home or something?
User avatar #150 to #149 - ubercripple (07/01/2013) [-]
Well normally what happens is that the donations collectors will come in once we close to gather all the food, and my coworkers and I will take like 2 pastries each. On nights when the collectors don't show up though, we usually take more food home with us, and myself and some of my coworkers will usually try to bring what we can to some homeless people.
User avatar #40 to #23 - slumberdonkey (06/30/2013) [-]
No dude, i work at a grocery store in the produce department. They tell us to throw away anything that looks bad at all. I was throwing out almost nothing in the beginning but they got mad at me. If there is literally one spot on an apple we can't sell it. We throw it all out.
User avatar #39 to #23 - hasinvadedyou (06/30/2013) [-]
Had the same **** happen at 7-11 i used to give away donuts every night and they made us throw away all the sandwiches and other foods that expired that day instead of giving it away. I'd do it anyways though, we were a franchise owned building and i was the only non paki working there. Most nights i was the only guy doing anything while the bosses friend sat outside and smoked. For a while no one cared what we did with the food but corporate hq came in and told us we, nor the customers could have any of the food that was being thrown out. I quit not long after but i would give the food to people who looked like they needed it and regulars, free refills to regulars and free coffee to like 50% of people with the amount of stuff wasted no one even noticed.
User avatar #33 to #23 - bandoslootshare (06/30/2013) [-]
I worked at my college and the sandwhich counter i was at produced a full bin of "compost" after every night, which is about 80lbs(most is fresh vegetables and roasted beef/chicken). and thats just at one counter.. the college has 6 major dinning commons and each common has about 13 counters.. thats literally tons of food wasted everyday. Broke my heart when I have to dump out a full tray of bacon and full tray of roasted chicken meat..
User avatar #34 to #33 - failtolawl (06/30/2013) [-]
I worked at golden corral, holy **** , the amount of wasted food. I quit though, I was ashamed to be American working there.
User avatar #35 to #34 - bandoslootshare (06/30/2013) [-]
still havent tried that yet, theres one near me house but its next to a texas roadhouse and a sonics so we always go to those. We'll get to it eventually. Also, thats why big chains are so mechanical, if it was a mom and pop restaurant, they would just take it home and refridgerate it or something. we lack the personal touch.
User avatar #36 to #35 - failtolawl (06/30/2013) [-]
By all means, never go there. it's not dirty or anything, just the food is bland or extremely salty.
I work at a very small Thai restaurant and we rarely have anything to throw away in the first place. I think more places need to cook to order and there would be less wasted food.
#112 to #36 - anonymous (06/30/2013) [-]
the problem is that cook to order takes a considerable amount longer to prepare and hand out than it does to just prepare it all in the mourning, though i do think that any left overs would be best served by donating it to a place to feed the homeless or at least let the employees take it home.
User avatar #121 to #112 - failtolawl (06/30/2013) [-]
I should probably specify, I didn't mean prep everything that goes into it, like sauces and vegetables, right when the order comes, just so many restaurants cook everything and shove it out already made buffet bars and heat lamps, when nobody eats them, they are forced to throw them away.
User avatar #37 to #36 - bandoslootshare (06/30/2013) [-]
glad to know we're not missing anything, thanks
#26 to #23 - zepherius (06/30/2013) [-]
were allowed to take home 1 box of donuts a night (small dunking so only half a dozen donut boxes), i think its more our manager just doesnt care, but i agree, quick question thou, do you work alone or with another person?
User avatar #28 to #26 - StumpDawg (06/30/2013) [-]
Well dunkin standard is for two people on when the stores open, so usually me and one other, but there have been occasions when i had to work the last two hours alone (8-10)
#151 to #28 - zepherius (07/01/2013) [-]
hmm, interesting, my dunkins we work alone and we close at 9 on most nights, we have to do our entire job alone while dealing with on average 300 customers a night (not much compared to the other dunkins in our area)
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