Spain: Restaurant Letting People Work to Pay for a Meal

  1. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 3 years ago

    A Spanish restaurant has developed a new way of catering for the country's 'new poor' as the recession and the government's austerity measures continue to bite.

    Those who can't afford to eat out in the city of Terrassa in the Spanish autonomous region of Catalonia can instead dedicate an hour of work either in the kitchen, serving, or cleaning - and in return get a free meal.

    The restaurant opened its doors in March and operates from Monday to Friday during lunch hours in the first floor of a local social club.

    Trobada restaurant offers a 6.50 euro (8.35 US dollars) set menu, consisting of a starter, a main course, dessert, bread, water and wine.

    It serves an average of 70 meals a day, half of them paid for in the work exchange scheme. … 97531.html
    This sounds like a good idea. many homeless and newly poor could use a good meal and wash dishes, cleaning the kitchen etc. The soup kitchens and food banks are over loaded so maybe this is a viable solution?

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      It sounds good as long as the remaining half (that pay instead of work) covers the cost of the food, utilities, building, etc.  That would seem unlikely, but perhaps it's not.