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Discounts And Free Meals For Furloughed Workers Affected By The Government Shutdown

Discounts And Free Meals For Furloughed Workers Affected By The Government Shutdown

Boston, MA - As the partial government shutdown continues to drag on indefinitely—despite dire warnings from pundits and analysts on both sides of the political debate—retailers nationwide have launched initiatives to assist with everything from basic necessities to creature comforts for the estimated 800,000 federal employees currently furloughed without pay.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are over 45,000 federal employees in Massachusetts; 8,000 of which are directly affected by the shutdown. While pop up food pantries have already successfully launched to handle Coast Guard families (the only active branch of the military affected,) restaurants around the state are offering numerous incentives to federal employees upon the sole requirement of presenting their I.D. Here’s a partial list:

  • Adelita

1200 Main St in Concord * <a href=”https://www.adelitaconcord.com/target="blank" rel="nofollow"www.adelitaconcord.com*

All children of furloughed employees can eat for free until the end of the shutdown.

  • Boston Chops

52 Temple Pl in Boston <a href=”https://www.bostonchops.com/ target="_blank" rel="nofollow"www.bostonchops.com

Currently offering free sandwiches to furloughed workers between 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm every weekday at its Downtown location only. Liit of one per person.

  • City Winery

1 Canal St in Boston <a href=”https://citywinery.com/boston/ target="_blank" rel="nofollow"citywinery.com/boston/

Currently offering complimentary margherita flatbread pizzas to federal employees until the end of the shutdown.

  • Dos Amigos Burritos

24 Pleasant St in Newburyport <a href=”https://www.dosamigosburritos.com/ target="_blank" rel="nofollow"www.dosamigosburritos.com

All federal employees receive a complimentary burrito of any size until the end of the shutdown.

  • The Friendly Toast

35 Stanhope St in Boston, 1 Kendall Sq in Cambridge and 75 Middlesex Tpke in Burlington <a href=”https://thefriendlytoast.com/ target="_blank" rel="nofollow"thefriendlytoast.com

Currently offering federal employees two complimentary entrees from both their regular menu as well as their weekly specials until then end of the shutdown; valid for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

  • Pabu

3 Franklin St in Boston <a href=”https://www.michaelmina.net/restaurants/boston/pabu-boston/ target="_blank" rel="nofollow"www.michaelmina.net/restaurants/boston/pabu-boston/

Currently offering free Japanese curry and chicken karaage on weekdays between 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm until the end of the shutdown.

  • Potbelly Sandwich Shop

263 Washington St in Boston, 1 Federal St in Boston, Logan Airport and 1 Harborside Dr in E. Boston href=”https://www.potbelly.com/ target="__blank" rel="nofollow"www.potbelly.com

The national sandwich chain is offering a buy-one-get-one-free special at all locations to federal employees between January 23rd - 27th.