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This week’s topic: Are Czechs ready to appreciate a good meal?
In reaction to the financial crisis, some restaurant owners have decided to leave it up to their customers how much money they want to pay for meals, hoping they would attract more clients. The method turned out to be a success, for example, in London’s Little Bay restaurant and Seattle’s café Terra Bit Lounge. But this unusual method does not seem to work in the Czech Republic. The owner of the Prague restaurant U Petrské věže, who was the first to introduce the method in this country, had to give up the project after one week to avoid bankruptcy. When asked how much money customers would pay for the service and meals, he said most of the customers left without paying.
Meanwhile, the renowned French chef Marc Veyrat introduced last week his plan to open an eco-friendly restaurant outside of Prague. But are Czechs willing to spend money on gourmet food?
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