Post # 1
This article caught my eye today when I was reading my news — http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/08/02/amid-weak-economy-robin-hood-restaurants-restaurants-grow-in-popularity/
Robin Hood Restaurants are a new business model that allows customers to pay what they want for their food. Their mission is to help end hunger by allowing people to donate extra money or time to compensate for the reduced or free meals they provide for those who can’t pay for it.
Thoughts? I don’t know much more than this, but I am intrigued. I don’t think this type of model would work 100% for everyone all the time, but I think it’s really interesting and would be a good way to bridge the gap for those who still need a little help after exhausting resources.
Post # 3
I JUST read this article like five minutes ago. I really like the idea.
There are def times when people are down on their luck and need some help. i know when I was a young, single mom there were times when a place like this would have been a huge Godsend.
Maybe I’m naive, but I believe there are still a lot of good people on our world who want to help those who are down on their luck.
Post # 4
I am pretty sure there is a place like this in Austin, and it has so far done pretty well. I’m not sure why but there seems to be an unusally large number of homeless people in the Austin area, and I think places like a “Robin Hood” resturant would be good for them. I have been blessed to usually be able to afford to eat out if I want and would love for something as simple as paying a little more for my meal to help someone else out. Its like Starbucks, they way over charge for coffee, but it is because they actually pay their people well, and buy fair trade coffee. So I am all for it! If you can afford it, add a little extra, if not, then that is okay.