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The restaurant where you pay what you can

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by fleishman, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. fleishman

    fleishman Active Member

    Saw this story on the NBC news tonight. Pretty cool concept.

    http://www.westword.com/2009-02-26/news/same-cafe-the-restaurant-where-you-pay-what-you-can/
     
  2. Herky_Jerky

    Herky_Jerky Member

    This is quite awesome. I think I'd definitely frequent this place.
     
  3. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    I wonder if this will turn out to be genius? Will be people be too worried about looking cheap and actually pay more than they would have otherwise? I could see social pressure turning this into something very lucrative.

    Or people will just say fuck it, not pay anything and the guy will be out of business by Sunday night.
     
  4. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Well, they've been open since October 2006, bigpern. I doubt they'll be closing on Sunday.
     
  5. JR

    JR Active Member

    There's a restaurant in Montreal that's been doing this and I think there are places in Europe as well.

    http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/592677

    I read another piece in another paper on the same thing. Interestingly enough, some restaurants claim that they are even or ahead because people don't want to stiff the owners.

    Also, booze isn't included in the deal
     
  6. Success definitely depends on location. Open one of these in my area and it would be out of business by nightfall.
     
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