Not too long ago I saw an article about Panera pop up on Facebook and was really intrigued. Instead of paying for your food, you’re given the option to donate money for your meal. The donated money is sent off to a good cause.
Now, part of me wants to believe that this will work. It’s not really that innovative of an idea, it’s basically “need a penny, take a penny; have a penny, leave a penny” but on a larger scale. People that can leave money for their food can and those that can’t can donate their time. I love this concept in theory, but I’m anxious to see how it actually works out in real life.
I tend to lean towards the cynical end of the spectrum and that part of me thinks that people will just take advantage. Not everyone has a guilty conciseness and won’t feel bad about just free loading.
I guess we’ll have to stay tuned and find out…