clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Restaurant in Spain Lets Customers Work for Meals

Screengrab: WTVY 4

A restaurant in Terrassa, Spain allows customers a free meal in exchange for an hour or two of work, turning the stereotypical consequence of not paying a restaurant bill on its head. New York Daily News reports that La Trobada offers this option as a way to help local residents, "many of whom are jobless and living below the poverty line." Chores range from cleaning dishes to mopping floors to serving guests. According to the Associated Press, the restaurant serves about 70 meals a day of which half are sold to "time customers." The restaurant is located in a social club, and is part of a community service project by the city council and 30 charities.

· Spanish restaurant lets cash-strapped customers eat for free [NYDN]
· Spain: Restaurant Letting People Work to Pay for a Meal [AP]
· All Charity Coverage on Eater [-E-]

La Trobada

08221 Terrassa, Spain

Sign up for the Sign up for the Eater newsletter

The freshest news from the food world every day