Panera Bread Co., which through its Panera Bread Foundation has opened five pay-what-you-can Panera Cares cafes, is now testing how the model works in traditional retail stores with the introduction of a single pay-what-you-want item at stores in the St. Louis, Mo., market. The item -- turkey chili in a sourdough bread bowl -- is priced at $5.98, including tax, but payment will be optional. The test includes all 48 company-owned St. Louis Bread Co. restaurants, said Linn Parrish, Panera ...

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