“We will tell you the recommended price for your meal, but it is up to you if you want to pay that, a bit more, or less.”—
A greeter at the door of Panera’s restaurant in St Louis explains the company’s unusual business model. The goal is to let customers who are feeling the strain of the weak economy dine with dignity among regular customers, with none of the stigma of the soup kitchen. (via theeconomist)
ummmmm this is interesting. and it makes me feel bad for thinking my mom is silly for loving panera so much.