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San Francisco May Get Full-Time Charitable Restaurant
Posted By Ariel Schwartz On February 15, 2010 @ 5:21 pm In San Francisco | No Comments
Most residents of San Francisco’s Mission District are aware of Mission Street Food , a restaurant-within-a restaurant that operates on Thursday and Saturday evenings inside a nondescript Chinese joint called Lung Shan . A new guest chef steps into the kitchen each time, and all proceeds are donated to charity. It’s been a raging success, and now Mission Street Food wants to go full-time.
According to the Mission Street Food  site, “We would like to open a full-time charitable restaurant. This restaurant would be here in the Mission, open daily, offering fine dining food at affordable prices, benefiting a changing roster of charitable organizations.”
It’s an ambitious idea, and Mission Street Food claims to need 100 investors at $500 apiece to make it work. But if it works, the restaurant could generate between $40,000 and $90,000 each year for charity. And if the restaurant doesn’t open, all the investors get their money back. What do you think — does a full-time charitable  restaurant funded by a co-op of investors have a chance?
Lead photo by Foodhoe’s Foraging 
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URLs in this post:
 San Francisco’s : http://www.inhabitat.com/sf/
 Mission Street Food: http://blog.missionstreetfood.com/2010/01/full-time-charitable-restaurant.html
 Lung Shan: http://www.yelp.com/biz/lung-shan-restaurant-san-francisco
 Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/02/15/san-francisco-may-get-full-time-charitable-restaurant/img_0462/
 charitable: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/04/28/grass-on-lamp-by-itlab/
 + Pledge to Help Mission Street Food go Full Time: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/603393953/mission-street-food-is-opening-a-full-time-charita?ref=email
 Foodhoe’s Foraging: http://www.foodhoe.com/
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