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.