Cafe owner doesn’t set prices on his menu items

Albuquerque, NM (WHDH) —  A cafe owner in New Mexico doesn’t have prices on his menu.

He wants you to pay what you feel and possibly pay it forward.

Inspired by a restaurant while traveling in Australia, David Wade McCullough decided to adopt this philosophy, serving food with no set prices on the menu.

He started Food Karma in Albuquerque three years ago.

What started as a pop-up stand quickly grew.

Three years later Food Karma has found a place to call home.

Karma Cafe officially opened for business this past week.

“We’ve been volunteering mostly for three years to get it up and off the ground,” said McCullough.

David says running Karma Cafe and Food Karma has really confirmed his belief that people want to do good and has found that generosity is relative.

“Even if people are say homeless or struggling,” said McCullough, “they still want to contribute or pay what they can.”

He says some days are lean but says the reason why he continues to do it is very simple.

“Giving people a place, a safe place where they can come and have something to eat.”

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