Today's crumb comes from an alert reader in Plymouth, IN, USA.
Mason Wartman gave up a desk job on Wall Street to open Rosa's Fresh Pizza, a dollar-a-slice pizza parlor in Philadelphia, PA, the "city of brother love." Business was predictable until the day a customer told him about a policy at many coffee houses in Italy. Caffe sospeso (suspended coffee) let customers pre-pay cups of java for less fortunate folks. The customer suggested Wartman try this policy at Rosa's. Wartman accepted $1 pre-payment for a slice of pizza and put a Post-it note on the wall which a needy person could use to "buy" a slice. He also told other customers about the new policy, and it grew rapidly.