“To the person going through our trash for their next meal, you’re a human being and worth more than a meal from the dumpster. Please come in during business hours for a classic Pb&j, fresh veggies, and a cup of water at no charge. No questions asked. – your friend, the owner.”I used to work in the restaurant business and I can appreciate how an owner or manager would feel coming out to the dumpster and finding trash scattered all over. Don't kid yourself. This sort of thing is pretty common, even when the economy is good. Offering a free meal isn't how most of us would solve the problem either.
Then I got to thinking that a PB&J isn't really that great of an offer for lunch. Then I checked out her Face Book page P. B. Jams. They specialize in PB&J. It's the best thing on their menu and what they are famous for. I guess when you offer your best, that's as good as it can get.
I saw a comment of the FB page. Nick Furlong said: "If I'm ever in Oklahoma City, I will be eating at your restaurant because of this." I also saw the sandwich menu on FB. I've never in my life paid to have someone make me a PBJ. Never. I certainly haven't paid for one with a starting price tag of $6.
If I'm in OKC I'm going to make it a point to go to PB Jams, and order two sandwiches. I'll get a grilled one for me and have them leave one on layaway for someone else.