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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

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Most residents of San Francisco’s [1]Mission District are aware of Mission Street Food [2], a restaurant-within-a restaurant that operates on Thursday and Saturday evenings inside a nondescript Chinese joint called Lung Shan [3]. 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.

sf, san francisco, mission [4]

According to the Mission Street Food [2] 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 [5] restaurant funded by a co-op of investors have a chance?

+ Pledge to Help Mission Street Food go Full Time [6]

+ Mission Street Food [2]

Lead photo by Foodhoe’s Foraging [7]

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URLs in this post:

[1] San Francisco’s : http://www.inhabitat.com/sf/

[2] Mission Street Food: http://blog.missionstreetfood.com/2010/01/full-time-charitable-restaurant.html

[3] Lung Shan: http://www.yelp.com/biz/lung-shan-restaurant-san-francisco

[4] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/02/15/san-francisco-may-get-full-time-charitable-restaurant/img_0462/

[5] charitable: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/04/28/grass-on-lamp-by-itlab/

[6] + 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

[7] Foodhoe’s Foraging: http://www.foodhoe.com/

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