A year after the first pay-what-you-want Panera Cares restaurant opened, the results of what guests actually pay have heartened the sponsoring Panera Bread Foundation Inc. The foundation, led by Panera Bread Co. chairman Ron Shaich, debuted the first community café concept in Clayton, Mo., in May 2010, with the goal of ensuring that “everyone who needs a meal gets one.” The nonprofit bakery-cafe concept, which has since expanded to Dearborn, Mich., and Portland, ...
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