When the economy puts the pinch on consumers, some places like the Java Street Cafe in Kettering, Ohio let the customer pinch back.
Only they don’t.
Java Street Cafe lets customers pay what they think is fair. In general, over-paying and under-paying balances out, and business is doing well.
According to owner Sam Lippert, "Most people pay pretty close to what we were charging. They like the place and want it to stay around, so they’re being fair in what they choose to pay."
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