- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 28, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) - A Chicago-area restaurant group serving older people is offering soup for a price that equals the high Fahrenheit temperature of the day.

Mather LifeWays, which operates three Mather’s restaurants in Chicago, will be selling soup based on the temperature through Feb. 28.

Spokeswoman Lori Keenan says with the temperature dipping to 5 degree below zero on Monday, the restaurants were paying customers a nickel to eat their soup. She said the customers were surprised getting the coin, with about a quarter of them giving it back.

Evanston-based Mather LifeWays is nonprofit organization that offers programs and residences for older adults. Keenan says the soup program is designed to give older adults a place to go where they won’t be pressured to leave after a certain amount of time has elapsed.

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