Café Options, a new eatery in downtown Denver, is facing a few challenges. Challenge #1: Café Options is opening in a down economy and in the highly competitive fast-casual category. Never mind that nearly every corner in downtown Denver has a restaurant. Challenge #2: Café Options is backed by a nonprofit organization, and charities also are struggling in the recession.
But after talking to people involved, I began to see that Challenge #1 is going to help overcome Challenge #2, and