Panera CEO learns to live off food budget of $4.50 a day

Ron Shaich tells The Wall Street Journal living off a strict budget of $31.50 a week is harder than he first thought.

He says he's been eating a lot of carbs and drinking a lot of water, noting that he can't even go into a Panera because one sandwich alone would blow his daily budget.

Shaich's typical breakfast is dry cereal. Lunch and dinner are soup.

$4.50 is the average daily benefit provided by food stamps.

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