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Spain’s New ‘Robin Hood’ Restaurant Charges the Rich to Feed the Poor

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Robin Hood Restaurant Charges the Rich to Feed the Poor
Waiters clear plates and serve dishes during a free dinner at the Robin Hood restaurant in Madrid on December 1, 2016. Launched this week by ‘Peace Messengers’ an association led by Angel Garcia, a 79-year-old priest with a thick head of white hair and kindly smile, the restaurant opens to paying clients by day and to the homeless at night, for free. (Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images)


Madrid’s new Robin Hood restaurant has a unique way of serving its clientele. One of the most popular lunch spots in town, patrons pay for gourmet meals that subsidize a dinner-hour crowd of the city’s homeless. According to NPR, reservations for the restaurant are filled up through March.

The restaurant opened back in December and is run by an octogenarian priest, Father Ángel, who also founded a local charity called Messengers of Peace. “I want them to eat with the same dignity as any other customer,” Father Ángel told NPR. “And the same quality, with glasses made of crystal, not plastic, and in an atmosphere of friendship and conversation.”

The restaurant feeds more than 100 people per night.

For more on the Robin Hood, click here.

RealClearLife Staff