Bakery chain’s nonprofit cafés let patrons pay what they can

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The virtual ink had barely dried on our story about Café Gratitude and its pay-what-you-can menu item when we came across a similar initiative, this time on a larger scale. Bakery chain Panera — which operates more than 1,460 bakery-cafés in the U.S. and Canada — recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of its nonprofit Panera Cares community cafés, where patrons are allowed to pay what they can.

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