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Government Shutdown: Specials for Affected Government Workers

Government Shutdown: Specials for Affected Government Workers

As of today (1/24), the government has partially been shutdown for 33 days, affecting the pay of hundreds of thousands of government workers.

Below is a list of businesses and restaurants that are offering specials for those affected during this time:

Bean2Brew Coffee (Fort Lauderdale)

Bean to Brew is offering:
$20 gas gift cards while supplies last with valid Federal ID.
Free cup of coffee (hot or iced) or tea, and a bagel with valid Federal ID


Offering free rides in Smart Service for federal employees until the government reopens. Complimentary rides can only be booked in one of the stations. Must present government issued employee ID. 

Colada House

Last week, Colada House provided and delivered breakfast and coffee to the US Coast Guard in the Fort Lauderdale port.

Hoffman’s Chocolates (south Florida)

All Hoffman’s Chocolates locations in South Florida will be offering a free ice cream cone or cup with a topping to all furloughed government employees (with proper I.D.) and one guest on Sunday, January 27, 2019.  BBX Capital owns and operates Hoffman’s Chocolates.
Please visit Hoffmans.com for store locations and hours of operation.

Kapow Noodle Bar (Boca & West Palm Beach)

Offering a free meal + first two draft beers for free. Offer good for furloughed government employees only, and only valid until the shutdown ends.

Kings Dining & Entertainment offer:

2 free games and shoes with government ID. 
Offer available from Mon-Thurs, open to 6pm
All locations. Must mention the promotion. 
Not combined with other offers and first come first serve. Void on holidays. 

MOD Pizza

MOD Pizza locations in Florida will be offering a free MOD-sized pizza or salad to all furloughed government employees (with proper I.D.) and one guest on Sunday, January 27, 2019. BBX Capital is the exclusive MOD Pizza franchise in Florida and has locations in Coral Springs, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Kendall, Orlando, Parkland, Pembroke Pines, and Wesley Chapel-Lutz.
Please visit ModPizza.com for exact locations and hours of operation.

NY Grilled Cheese

NY Grilled Cheese is offering a free melt to furloughed government employees when they present valid government ID
On Wednesday, January 30th, NY Grilled Cheese will be feeding 100 furloughed government employees at Miami Airport Air Control

Rocco’s Tacos (All FL & NY Locations)

Rocco’s Tacos is proud to be supporting our government employees that are currently furloughed during the Government shutdown. Now until the end of the shutdown, any furloughed government employees that provide the proper identification will be entitled to a $20 dollar one-time credit at any of the Rocco’s Tacos locations
Not applicable on Taco Tuesday, must be provide ID and be affected by furlough. One-time $20 credit applied towards food and non-alcoholic beverages only; alcohol not included.
This Credit cannot be combined with any other promotion, such as Happy Hour, etc.

Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
*FREE general admission and guest to federal employees with proper identification

Pollo Tropical

Pollo Tropical is offering quarter chicken meals for $2.99 to federal employees at restaurants (not online orders) with government ID.


I will continue to update this list as I receive more information.
Please email any info to ftlauderdalefoodies@gmail.com

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