Readers of the Good News Network have followed this inspiring story from the beginning, when the first Panera Bread experimental cafe offered people hard-hit by economics a good meal without a fixed price.
Now, after the third donations-only restaurant proved itself a success, the verdict is in: People are good and willing to pay their fair share to help others.
The cafes allow people to pay as much or little as they can afford. The program, “Panera Cares,” is an example of a “community kitchen,” in which for-profit companies act in part like nonprofits.
(READ the new article in CS Monitor)