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Missouri Paneras try out “Pay-What-You-Want” program

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Posted at 5:58 AM, Mar 29, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-29 08:05:06-04

(ST. LOUIS)– St. Louis-area Panera Bread cafes started offering a “pay-what-you-want” program this week, called “Meal of Shared Responsibility.”

If you order Turkey Chili in a bread bowl, you have three customer pay options. First, a customer may pay the suggested amount. Second, if a customer has the means, they may pay more to help cover the cost of the meal for someone who cannot afford to pay. Third, if a customer has a real need, they may pay what they can.

There is a similar program in Salt Lake City called One World Everybody Eats.