Restaurants in Maine

Maine is a special place with special people.

We are fortunate to live in a state that’s constantly growing and changing, with new restaurants and eateries popping up on every corner all the time.

Few things in life are better than good food and good people and that’s what Maine is full of.

I would like to think of Mainer as selfless people who care about the community and those around them. I am reminded constantly of how genuine the hearts of Mainers are and I know the desire to help others is fabricated in our beings.

For this reason, I think every single restaurant in Maine should do this incredible thing I saw in a Missouri burger shop.

Pay it Forward

I was recently on a road trip and stopped for a burger at Rich’s Famous Burgers in St. James, Missouri.

It was a sit-down restaurant where you pay at the counter at the end of your meal and when I was waiting in line to pay the cashier, I noticed something that warmed and filled my heart with love.

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Pre-paid meal tickets are hung ready for anyone who needs them to grab one.

Locals pay for meals ahead, allowing anyone who is low on funds or needs a little help to enjoy warm, delicious food without having to pay a cent; a neighbor already paid for you!

Every restaurant in Maine could do this because it requires no cost to the business; it’s up to the patrons to pay for some extra food that will go to someone who needs it.

This is one of the smartest and most incredible things I’ve seen a local business do and I haven’t been able to stop talking about it since. It is genius!

Also, if you read the sign, you get 25% off any food you order that’s getting paid forward.

This is a wonderful way to help someone in need in the easiest way. If this was a common thing, then people would be able to go out to eat with their family or have a warm and filling meal without having to budget or worry about income.

I love this so much! This is something I would love to see adopted in our home state.

Do you know of any local restaurants that do something like this? I would love to know!


In Maine, it's not hard to find businesses, restaurants, and shops with great customer service. It could be we are that way because of the many tourists that visit us. Or it just might be our stubborn Yankee roots that we like to treat people the way we want to be treated.

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