pay-what-you-want http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Panera plans more pay-what-you-want cafés http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/panera-plans-more-pay-what-you-want-caf%C3%A9s <p>Panera Bread plans to add two more&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/stories/2010/05/17/daily21.html">pay-what-you-want cafes</a> later this year, part of the company&#39;s&nbsp;effort to help feed the hungry in a dignified way.</p><p>Panera spokeswoman Kate Antonacci said Thursday that the specific locations won&#39;t be announced until spring.</p><p>One could open&nbsp;by summer, the other in the fall. A third site is also being&nbsp;considered for later this year.</p> Thu, 23 Feb 2012 17:45:19 +0000 The Associated Press 3133 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Panera plans more pay-what-you-want cafés Panera's "pay-what-you-want" concept cafés a "huge success" http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/paneras-pay-what-you-want-concept-cafeacutes-huge-success <p>The St. Louis restaurant company <a href="http://www.panerabread.com/">Panera</a> says its experiment to open several <a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/stories/2010/05/17/daily21.html">&quot;pay-what-you-want nonprofit restaurants&quot;</a> has been a huge success.</p><p>Customers at these special facilities order like normal, but the cashiers simply suggest payment amounts - what customers actually put into the donation box is up to them.</p><p>Panera founder and chairman Ronald Shaich says nearly 80 percent of customers pay the full prices or more.</p> Mon, 16 May 2011 22:38:23 +0000 Adam Allington 1248 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Panera's "pay-what-you-want" concept cafés a "huge success"