All you foodies keep calm! This ‘pay as you like/feel’ restaurant isn’t in Nigeria…yet.
The Karma Café in Mexico gives customers the freedom to set prices, diners can just walk in, have a meal and pay whatever they feel like. David Wade McCullough who owns the restaurant says he was inspired to open the restaurant by the philosophy of an eatery he encountered with a similar model in Australia.
“The restaurant operated on a ‘pay as you feel’ model,” he said.
McCullough’s restaurant initially started as a pop up food stand and three years later, he was able to upgrade it, thanks to hard work and a crowdfunding campaign.
Furthermore, he’s found that most customers are more than willing to pay fair prices. He said:
“Most people are fair and honest and want to contribute. Even if people are say..homeless or struggling, they still want to contribute or pay what they can.”
McCullough said making money from the restaurant is secondary to his main purpose which is – “Giving people a place, a safe place where they can come and have something to eat.”
Do you think such restaurant can [successfully] thrive in Nigeria?