New Restaurant in Fort Worth Asks Customers to ‘Pay What They Want’

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“I don’t think people should ever have to worry about where their next meal is coming from. It makes me feel good to be part of something new and different,” volunteer Tonja Spark told CBS DFW. Spark offers her time to a new Fort Worth eatery located at 1200 S. Main Street called Taste Community Restaurant that allows customers to pay what they can.

Taste Community Restaurant was started by Chef Jeff Williams who wanted to create a place where people of all economic backgrounds could dig into some delicious, nutrient-rich meals like a Farro Salad with “…faro, broccolini, cauliflower, snow peas, lemon vinaigrette, and a poached egg,” or Butternut Squash Risotto, an Apple-Bacon Sandwich, or Cream of Carrot Soup. Once the bill is brought to the table, there’s no set price for any part of the meal, and no tips are expected. “They can pay what they can afford, pay part of the cost or leave the receipt blank,” the news explains.

The restaurant recently opened, but there are already rave reviews of both the food and the concept on the Taste Project Facebook page. “I was there on Tuesday…the opening day. Food was superb and the wait staff exceptional. The atmosphere was great with the brick and loads of windows. I’ll be back,” Linda Aycock wrote along with a five-star rating.