Tessa Cook Congrats on your app's success so far! I'm excited by the work you are doing, and am looking forward to seeing OLIO grow. I am curious to know - have you heard of the San Francisco based startup Copia? OLIO and Copia are different in ways, but at the end of the day, both are leveraging technology to mobilize surplus food within communities. According to their website, they have recovered 830K lbs of food to feed 691K people to date.
Here is an article about them that I like: http://mashable.com/2016/06/29/copia-app/#OrP_mo7798qg Their Founder & CEO is Komal Ahmad: https://www.linkedin.com/in/komalahmad
If you haven't already, perhaps you and Komal could connect to learn from each other, and help each other's businesses grow! I'm sure you two are facing a lot of similar challenges that are unique to Founders/CEOs in this space.
Saumya Singhal That is a good point. There is certainly a risk that customers take undue advantage of a reward structure. Do you think there could be ways to mitigate that? For example, what if restaurants listed all of their menu prices 15% above what they actually want/need? Then, if there is no food waste, all customers can get "15% off" their bill and it wouldn't hurt the restaurant.