More Local Restaurants Offer Help to Federal Employees


Last week, Elegante spearheaded a movement to lend a helping hand to federal workers that are feeling the effects of the government shutdown. More than 800,000 federal workers across the country are impacted and not receiving paychecks due to the shutdown that has now lasted more than 30 days. To take off some of the pressure, Elegante offered up a free pizza pie on January 15 to federal workers with ID, and they did it again on January 22. Now other businesses are doing their part to help their federal employee customers.

Seven days a week, Jamesons on Beach 129th, is offering free lunch to federal employees until the shutdown ends. They’re offering a limited menu for this deal. Ciro’s on Beach 116th is also offering a free pizza pie, seven days a week, but federal employees are limited to one pie per week. Thai Rock on Beach 92nd Street is offering a free beer to federal employees, with the purchase of anything at the restaurant or bar. RBQ on Beach 98th Street and Last Stop on Beach 116th Street are both offering 50 percent off bills for federal workers. Sam’s Food Castle on Beach 99th is also offering free lunch, with a limited menu, seven days a week until the shutdown ends.

Please note that a federal government ID must be shown to take advantage of these deals.