Panera Opens Non-Profit Bakery That Lets Customers Set Their Own Price

May 19, 2010

US (ChattahBox) – Panera Bread has announced their new non-profit project, where they will allow customers to set their own prices as a way of providing food for anyone who comes through their doors.

Whether you want to give a penny, or a $500 donation, Panera is letting you set the rules.

The first Panera non-profit branch has opened in St. Louis, Missouri, and if it is able to sustain itself financially they will open dozens of new branches around the country based on the same concept.

This is not the first time such a thing has been done, with more and more cafes and restaurants opening up and relying on the good of their customers to offer what they can for a meal.

The One World cafe in Salt Lake City, Utah is one such success, operating since 2003.

Each item has a recommended sales price for reference. However, any amount can be given for anything in the store, based on the motto: “Take what you need, leave your fair share.”

The St. Louis Bread Co. Cares is located in the suburb of Clayton.

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