Pay-by-the-gram model aims to cut food waste
Dubai, November 15, 2012
UAE-based Lootah Hotel Management (LHM) has introduced a unique pay-by-the-gram model to make the consumer aware of the tremendous wastage of food that happens otherwise at buffet type settings.
The hospitality model Gramo combines UAE’s rich culture of hospitality and the LHM’s move towards a sustainable future, a statement said.
Located in the Global Village, the first Gramo restaurant proves to be an apt place for dining among the festivities and fun featuring different countries.
By this concept, the guest becomes conscious right from the first step itself while he/she is serving the food so as to avoid wastage towards the end of the meal.
Nasser Saeed Lootah, CEO said: “Lootah Hotel Management has always come up with initiatives keeping in mind various sustainable issues.”
“By introducing this unique concept of hospitality, we hope to strike a balance between offering an authentic taste of the Arabic cuisine and international menu and offering a sustainable waste management solution. Lootah Hotel Management group foresees a vision to open more restaurants under Gramo and add more value to the food and beverage services.”
Hani Lashin, group general manager, Al Jawhara Hotels said, “Gramo offers a fast service to clients along with a mix of Arabic and international cuisine. Hosted in a complete Arabic ambience, the unique hospitality model, Gramo, offers a pay-by-the-gram buffet service as well as a quick and affordable A-la-carte service for its guests.” – TradeArabia News Service