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Fort Worth Now Has A Pay-What-You-Can Restaurant

Taste Community Kitchen is open, and they’re feeding everyone

Volunteers at Taste Community Kitchen
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Taste Community Kitchen, a new pay-what-you-can restaurant, has officially opened its doors in Fort Worth.

The restaurant is a project of Chef Jeff Williams, and is staffed by more than 100 volunteers who cook meals and serve customers, reports CBS 11. According to Williams, diners will still be presented a check at the end of a meal, but the amount they pay is entirely up to them. “We had periods of time where food was scarce,” Williams told CBS. “I remember times when my parents had to skip meals just so my sister and I could eat.”

As far as the food is concerned, Williams is serving up a menu of comforting fare at Taste Community Kitchen. Dishes like burgers, Gulf shrimp and grits, and pimento cheese bruschetta will be on offer, along with sides, cold brew coffee, and desserts like a double chocolate brownie served a la mode.

Taste Community Kitchen is now open and accepting reservations via its website. There, people can also sign up for volunteer shifts to help out in the kitchen or greet guests, among other jobs.