According to Boston restaurant owner Joanne Chang, deal sites like Groupon aren't just a bad deal for the restaurant, they're demoralizing: "I love a deal more than anybody else. But gosh, we spend so much time and energy and passion on what we do. Every restaurant tries to charge a price they think is fair based on what they put into it. Then to just give it away, it makes me sad. I don’t like feeling what we do is devalued." [Boston Globe]
Building a successful co-op should also be "rooted in justice, equity, and a holistic view of the world"