The government shutdown has been a hot topic for weeks now, and the effects aren’t just being felt in Washington, D.C. Nobody needs a break more than the furloughed employees, and in Chicago they can at least get one for lunch.
County Barbeque, the newest concept from DMK Restaurants, is reaching out to government employees this week with a free meal. Until Friday, Oct. 11, all furloughed employees can get a complimentary pulled pork sandwich by showing their government ID. The sandwich features Carolina-style mustard BBQ sauce and slaw, providing a well-deserved bite to those out of work.
Not one to discriminate, County Barbeque is even offering members of Congress a freebie. For any congressman or woman willing to flash an ID, the restaurant has a special "Congress Chicken" sandwich, an apt nod to the attitudes of the national legislature, provided they can brave eating lunch with those they put out of work.
While we all hope the shutdown gets resolved sooner rather than later, at least our furloughed friends and neighbors won’t go hungry! Stop into County Barbeque and enjoy the meal!