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Panera Cares, nonprofit outpost of chain, to open soon

There is no cash register at the Panera cafe near ­Government Center in Boston. There are no prices either — just suggested donations and bins to leave money, if you can afford to.

This is Panera Cares Community Cafe, a nonprofit outpost of the national bakery and sandwich chain that is set to open in Boston in January. The idea, according to Panera founder and co-chief executive Ron ­Shaich, is to provide a place where everyone can eat with dignity, regardless of their ability to pay for a meal.

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