Panera Cares Cafe opens in Boston. People are only required to pay, by donation, what they can afford.

From Boston.com:

The Panera Bread Foundation said its Panera Cares cafe in Boston is now officially open.

recent Globe story described how this cafe differs from most others in a chain of more than 1,600 restaurants: “There is no cash register at the Panera cafe near Government Center in Boston. There are no prices either — just suggested donations and bins to leave money, if you can afford to.”

At the cafe at 3 Center Plaza, the idea is to provide a place where everyone can eat with dignity, regardless of their ability to pay.

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