L.A. Restaurant Charges Based on Neighborhood Income

Meals at a Los Angeles restaurant will priced according to the income of the surrounding neighborhood.
August 15, 2016, 7am PDT | Elana Eden
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At a new, Gensler-designed restaurant in South Los Angeles, grab-and-go meals cost about $4. But at the location opening this year in Downtown, the same meals will cost twice that.

The prices are determined by the per-capita income for the location's ZIP code.

"Everytable is a new concept designed to feed every community," writes the L.A. Times. "Everything is priced to be affordable to everyone, regardless of income."

Everytable is part of a network of local non-profits focused on food and jobs. The co-founders come from Groceryships, and are connected to the founders of L.A. Kitchen and Homeboy Industries.

"The restaurant is opening in the middle of a growing effort to bring accessible, healthful food and food education to low-income areas of Los Angeles," the Times explains.

More locations are planned for Boyle Heights, Inglewood, Compton, Santa Monica, and West Hollywood.

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Published on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 in Los Angeles Times
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