The Clink Charity is an organization that runs various Clink Restaurant locations and, on the whole, they hope to open 10 more by the year 2017. Some sample items from the menu include oat-crumbed herring, tea-smoked duck breast and pea and mint risotto.
"The aim of The Clink Charity is to reduce re-offending rates of ex-offenders by training and placing graduates upon their release into the hospitality industry," they write about their mission. "The charity represents a genuine opportunity for change, offering prisoners the chance to gain food preparation, food service and cleaning qualifications as well as experience within an exciting, operational business and in-depth guidance to find full-time employment within the hospitality industry upon release."
The Clink Restaurant has gotten a great deal of press and awards since it's been open so it's no doubt that Clink -- and the idea behind clink -- will continue to grow. But we hope it doesn't grow along with the rate of imprisonment.
The Clink Restaurant website
The Clink Charity on Twitter