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What do restaurants do with unused food? Some fast-food restaurants throw away burgers and fries, untouched, after a 10-minute wait time. Why aren't these items donated to charity? Many hungry people may welcome a warmed up hamburger. How much food is being thrown away in your city each day? Is there a way to salvage this food? What about using this food for the animal shelter? How many restaurants throw away food at the end of the day - and what happens to it? Do some places allow employees to take home the leftovers - different employees take turns? What keeps them from cooking an overload so they'll have food to take home? How do restaurants keep the food usable if they do make donations?