Great American Hero Deli Serves as Model for Abolishing the Penny

As Canada discontinues their penny, the Great American Hero Deli in Dallas, TX shows how they've done it for years.

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Eliminating the penny has made things much simpler. It helps the cashiers work faster and I’ve never had a customer complain that their pennies are going towards a good cause.

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) February 21, 2013

As Canada has started the process of abolishing their penny, Dominick Oliverie, owner of The Great American Hero Deli thinks he can show them how it’s done. The Deli abolished the penny in their restaurant over eight years ago. Every penny that has entered the shop since then has been donated to charity.

The Great American Hero Deli’s “pennyless policy” requires all orders be rounded up or down to the nearest nickel. Oliverie says, “Eliminating the penny has made things much simpler. It helps the cashiers work faster and I’ve never had a customer complain that their pennies are going towards a good cause.”

The penny jar has helped all sorts of charities in the region. The five gallon jug on their counter is currently being filled for Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind. Some of the past organizations include the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, Visiting Nurses & Meals on Wheels, SPCA, Nexus Rehab for Women, as well as Genisus Women’s Center with the biggest donation, $1,001.02.

With countries like Australia penniless, and Canada discontinuing their penny due to its high cost of production, the US has started to consider it as well. Oliverie has been told that his business may be the only in the country that has abolished the penny for so many years.

The Penny jar says: "Goal: common cents; Mission: pennies from heaven; We're making neighborhood angels." Oliverie doesn’t plan to end this practice, and hopes to continue choosing neighborhood charities that can use a little help.

About the Company:

Since 1974, The Great American Hero and its employees have been committed to: "Uncompromising personal service with prompt and friendly attention; Great tasting, healthy food, and nutritious foods served in a clean environment; Each product being treated like a gift or birthday present and each customer being treated like a guest in our home; Being mindful and conscious of individual differences and having your visit with us a pleasant one." The Great American Hero is known as a corporate catering and express lunch specialist, offering box lunch and lunch catering. Call them for any emergencies or last minute meetings or celebrations. Voted "Best of Dallas" by the Dallas Observer, their foods are of the highest quality and the prices are the most reasonable in town. They can cater from 8 to 8 zillion with little notice, although a few hours are always helpful! They can also set up corporate accounts. Please visit http://www.greatamericanherodfw.com for more information about the best deli and best sandwich catering in Dallas.


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