Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Cheap Food$: The Restaurant

Sell Cheap food (under 1.50$) to low income students/people
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This is a restaurant with fare for low income/miserly people, so they can eat out too! Situated on a collage campus, how can you go wrong?

This restaurant will feature things like:

Pizza Bread (white bread, slice of cheese, tomato sauce) for $0.50

Bowl of cereal with milk of choice for $0.70

Hashed potato- $0.60

Bowl of Ramen with seasonings! $0.50

Get cheap food, dress it up, and sell it for a little more! feed starving students! all for less than a dollar per meal.

pwn3d, Jul 27 2007

similar, pay what you can http://www.time.com...599,1572805,00.html
[dentworth, Jul 27 2007]

another http://www.worldcha...rchives/005812.html
[dentworth, Jul 27 2007]

Source of cheap protein http://warehouse.carlh.com/article_130/
Cheap food for everyone (in green biscuit form) [Karnuvap, Aug 02 2007]

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       How do I pay my rent on the property I am running the cafe on?
Galbinus_Caeli, Jul 27 2007
  

       It sounds a whole lot like what I have for dinner at home...without the socialization of a cafe of course.
blissmiss, Jul 27 2007
  

       observe McDonalds and Burger King who will run a special of $1.00 burgers or other items. These could not sustain the business alone, but the other offerings at regular prices do.
dentworth, Jul 27 2007
  

       No one buys collages, that's why students of collage are so poor.
phundug, Jul 27 2007
  

       Imagine an entire campus devoted to collage. I'd major in paper mache'.
normzone, Jul 27 2007
  

       I didn't notice the error ><
pwn3d, Jul 29 2007
  

       Or did you mean a special campus serving lots of different colleges?
marklar, Jul 29 2007
  

       Baked, just about every café serves cheap food. Since I went wheat free 4 years ago there is no cheap (low quality and low nutrition ) foods for me. Wheat = Cheap = low nutrition Fishbone has more calcium than croissant :)
Pellepeloton, Jul 30 2007
  

       What [Galbinus_Caeli] said - if it's economic to do this then it will already be done; if it's not economic to do it, then it's not going to happen (and the students will have to dull their hunger pangs by sniffing the collage glue).
hippo, Jul 30 2007
  

       The title looks like the name of a strange thriller sci-fi-action flick. Like "Burger and Fries: The Reckoning."
k_sra, Jul 30 2007
  

       Maybe French fries sold by the piece - 5¢ each.
phundug, Jul 30 2007
  

       It's always going to be cheaper to make your own food from supermarket-bought ingredients. You'd think college students would be smart enough to realise this.
Texticle, Jul 30 2007
  

       Collage students let vegetables rot. Not monetarily efficient. You still have to shop smart to save money, text.
k_sra, Jul 31 2007
  

       Food is cheap already, staff and property are not. You can only reduce the cost of the product by cheaper staff (soup kitchen) or cheaper rent (build in the desert).
wagster, Jul 31 2007
  

       To reduce staffing costs, let the customers do the work: cook for one hour, eat for free. And to reduce property costs, set these outfits up in people's own homes. They could also do the purchasing of the ingredients, reducing those costs further. Use really tacky-looking equipment and call them Kitsch Inns.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 31 2007
  

       I always thought this would be a good idea when I was in college - then I realized hoiw expensive it is to run any kind of restaurant.   

       //cook for one hour, eat for free//   

       If you're willing to wash dishes for an hour, a lot of restaurants will feed you. Better to make the deal in advance, though.   

       Pizza places will sometimes give you a couple of pies if you'll deliver during the evening rush (and you get tips, too).   

       You usually get a lot more food than you could buy with the money if you were just paid straight up.
nomocrow, Aug 01 2007
  
      
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