~ Karma Kitchen, USA : A unique Restaurant where you pay $0 (Zero) bill

One of its kind restaurant  where you get $ 0 bill with a note:  “Your meal was a gift from someone who came before you. To keep the chain of gifts alive, we invite you to pay it forward for those dine after you”. So, technically your bill is already paid by some unknown visitor before and you have to pay for future unknown guest, just out of Generosity!! Also, there is no Price on Menu card, you can order what you want and you get “$0” (zero) dollar bill. Then you can pay what you feel is right value (in terms of money) for your food!  Another interesting thing is that food is prepared and served by volunteers who gives service for FREE (without any salary)! So, imagine unique scene where waiter/staff do not get salary and customer gets zero dollar bill  😀

Viral and Pavi Mehta, American-Indian couple, initiated this idea at Taste of Himalayas Restaurant,  Berkley , California. This Karma concept meal is served on Sunday. As their  website  says ‘it’s a volunteer-driven experiment in generosity’. Initiative is to spread Generosity and Togetherness among people!

What!!! But, how it works? See these clips below:

Karma Kitchen Videos

Talk about Karma Kitchen project at TED talk by Mr. Nipun Mehta – Designing For Generosity- TEDxBerkeley

Related links:

image credit: “en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Vegetarian_Andhra_Meal.jpg”

Sources: Karma Kitchen website, TEDx talk, youtube, Darshan America, Google search, Facebook, Twitter, and other hyperlinks mentioned in the post.


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