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Significantly less than the normal price 9 30.00%
Slightly less than the normal price 7 23.33%
However much it usually goees for 11 36.67%
Slightly more than the normal price 3 10.00%
Significantly more than the normal price 0 0%
Voters: 30. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-23-2011, 08:07 PM
 
Location: New England
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This Panera bread location allows you to pay however much you think you should pay for the sandwich. Fellow frugal shoppers, how much would you may if you were eating there?
I once helped run a food kitchen in St Louis (not so far from the present day Panera in Clayton) in a restaurant that was closed on Sundays, preparing meals for up to 75 people at a time. I like the Panera idea, and hope that it takes off. Really unique concept.
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Old 05-23-2011, 08:10 PM
 
Location: New England
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but i hated that i was in a museum and feel they have no business existing. panera is a real business so id like them to set a price and let me make my decision based on their set price.
Huh? A museum has no business existing? That's a unique viewpoint.

Museums are nonprofit organizations, so they have to diversify their income in any way they can. Admission tickets barely scratch the surface of their budget.
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Old 05-23-2011, 08:10 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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This Panera bread location allows you to pay however much you think you should pay for the sandwich. Fellow frugal shoppers, how much would you may if you were eating there?
The handful of times that I have eaten there, I have not been impressed. I really don't like their sandwiches much at all. I prefer the "traditional" sandwich on "traditional" (wheat) bread.

I suppose I would pay full pop if I like the food. I don't have a problem paying for something I think is a good value.

20yrsinBranson
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Old 05-24-2011, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Holmdel, NJ
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Huh? A museum has no business existing? That's a unique viewpoint.

Museums are nonprofit organizations, so they have to diversify their income in any way they can. Admission tickets barely scratch the surface of their budget.
yeah, i just dont see their value so id prefer not to contribute to them.

i went to panera this past weekend and had a great time with my wife and daughter. it cost about 15 bucks for lunch for 2. the panera card i have has gotten me 3-4 free beverages already so im pretty happy with it.
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Old 05-24-2011, 10:26 PM
 
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Clayton,MO:

Median Household Income: $83,000
Median House Value: $590,000

Let's see them try this somewhere less affluent...
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Old 05-27-2011, 11:48 AM
 
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This Panera bread location allows you to pay however much you think you should pay for the sandwich. Fellow frugal shoppers, how much would you may if you were eating there?

I rarely eat away from home - maybe a dollar cheeseburger if I haven't eaten and I'm very hungry - so I wouldn't go in there in the first place. (I know I can't really afford the suggested retail price, whatever it is, so I just don't bother.)
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Old 05-27-2011, 11:51 AM
 
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Clayton,MO:

Median Household Income: $83,000
Median House Value: $590,000

Let's see them try this somewhere less affluent...

Dearborn (especially these days what with automakers not exactly booming) and Portland are less affluent. Portland is a lot less affluent than people think, and has large pockets of poverty.
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Old 05-28-2011, 10:33 AM
 
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Dearborn (especially these days what with automakers not exactly booming) and Portland are less affluent. Portland is a lot less affluent than people think, and has large pockets of poverty.
Not if one is in NW Portland, unless things have changed over the years.
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Old 05-28-2011, 08:16 PM
 
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Not if one is in NW Portland, unless things have changed over the years.

Right, and NW Portland today is probably even more affluent than you remember it. However, NW Portland has something like six percent of the citywide population. NW has two separate very affluent neighborhoods, with a large industrial/railyard area in between.

NE and SE have something like 70 percent of the population, and there has been a huge influx of poverty, especially in outer SE.
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