|With BonApp restaurants can post deals of any surplus food they have on a daily basis and customers can get up to 50% discount from their favorite local restaurants and cafes.|
|What or who is the inspiration behind your start-up?
We are three Scandinavian ladies, passionate about a more sustainable way of living. Frustrated with the huge footprint we all contribute to living in Dubai, we wanted to come up with a business model that helps people to make decisions in everyday life which has a positive impact on the environment. Inspired by the UAE Food Bank launched last year and Dubai Municipality’s #ZeroFoodWaste campaign, we´ve created BonApp.
|Tell us why your business is the “best thing since sliced bread”
It’s a good solution for restaurants, great deals for foodies and an even greater way to contribute to a sustainable way of living. It’s really a triple win!
|Who is your hero in the restaurant business – the one that you aspire to be?
Gunhild A. Stordalen, a Norwegian physician, environmental advocate and public debater. She is the founder and president of the EAT Foundation and a driving force in linking climate, health and sustainability issues to transform the global food system. She believes food entrepreneurs will change the world and we couldn’t agree more.
|What is your favourite dish on the menu and why?
Almond croissant, because they are huge and flakey with billions of layers! And coffee. On the side! Of course.
|What (lessons) have you learnt along the way that you would like to share with other foodpreneurs?
To be a passionate foodie at heart.
We have learned that entrepreneurship is much easier when you’re not doing it alone, finding success is much easier in a team with partners whose skills complement each other and the importance of advisors and mentors who will nurture you to become better.
|Website address: (www.bonapp.ae|
|Social Media Handles: (Instagram: bonapp_uae & Facebook: @bonappuae)
|Where can we find you?
On the road or at our favourite café Rise & Grind!
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