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Panera closes last pay-what-you-want location



Panera is ending its experiment with cafes where customers are allowed to pay how much they want. The restaurant chain is closing the last of those stores this month after a six-year run.

The original business model gave customers the option of giving a suggested donation for charity and to cover operating costs. Panera, which is based in suburban St. Louis, has operated and closed pay-what-you-want locations in Boston, Chicago, Portland and the St. Louis area.

Read more: Bloomberg

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