A bar and restaurant that gives all of its profits away doesn’t sound like a good business model. But on today’s episode of Good Food with Daniel Meyer, Nick Vilelle is talking about how he is doing just that with his Washington D.C. ‘philanthropub’, Cause. Tune in to hear how Nick and his business partner figured out a way to create a bar and restaurant that donates its profit margins to charitable organizations. To what organizations does Cause give donations, and who decides where they donate? Hear why Cause also finds it important to focus on quality and service in addition to their philanthropic endeavors. Nick’s background in non-profit work didn’t prepare him for the restaurant business; who helped Nick on the restaurant-side of the business? Have any other bars or restaurants taken up Cause’s model? Find out all of this and more on this installment of Good Food! Thanks to our sponsor, Hearst Ranch, and thanks to The California Honeydrops for today’s music.
“At the end of the night, you get the bill and decide what charitable organization the profits from your meal go to.” [8:20]
— Nick Vilelle on Good Food