I loved this post! What an amazing … and very heartening idea!
Panera – Innovation for People Who Have No Money
By Shlomo Maital
Writing in the Boston Globe, Alyssa Edes tells us about Panera, a French bakery/café that has a new business innovation – give your stuff away, for free, or nearly free.
For example, “when Jonathan Diotalevi walked in to “Panera Cares”, a new Panera branch near Boston’s Government Center, “a smiling employee greeted Diotalevi at the door; he waited in line, ordered a tomato- mozzarella panini, and then asked the clerk, “So, can I, like, just give you two bucks?” Yes, he could. And he did, dropping the money into a nearby donation bin.”
What? No prices? No 30 per cent profit margin? How in the world can you run a business like this? Fox Network will scream that this is a Commie plot to undermine capitalism.
Here is how this branch works. …
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