541 Eatery & Exchange

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about 541 Eatery & Exchange

541 exchange and eatery remains a beacon of optimism in the streets of Barton; a place where people from all walks of life not only eat together, but coexist and interact. 541 is much more than a restaurant, it is a social enterprise fueled by the generosity and compassion of the community for the community.

541 is home to the button bank, a pay-it-forward system, where customers can buy buttons worth one dollar each. Buttons are placed in a button for others to redeem for a meal of their own. Such a system shows that communities can truly thrive if its members continually think about and support one another.