Nightly News | May 17, 2011
BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: And forgive us here for taking a brief slight bow for airing a story that might end up affecting a lot of people. It was a MAKING A DIFFERENCE segment we aired about two years ago about a cafe in Denver that led patrons -- let patrons pay whatever they could afford. A lot of you wrote to us reacting to it. Turns out the chairman of the Panera Bread Company was watching, and he was inspired to open a branch outside St. Louis in the Clayton suburb a year ago yesterday where customers pay what they feel is fair. They've since opened two more Panera Cares restaurants, one in Dearborn , Michigan , the other in Portland , Oregon , an idea we were happy to highlight originally when we first heard about it. We'll bring you a full follow-up report right here Monday night.