Poor Richard's Restaurant, owned by Richard Skorman, is offering free meals to all government employees affected by the shutdown as long as they have an appropriate government ID card. (Christian Murdock, The Gazette file)
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Federal workers left without a paycheck can get a free meal at a Colorado Springs restaurant.
Poor Richard's is offering the deal to government employees with appropriate ID.
The Colorado Springs Gazette reported Thursday that Poor Richard's chief operating officer, Laszlo Palos, hopes other restaurants will make a similar offer if the furloughs last past the weekend.
No one answered the phone at the restaurant before its opening time Thursday.
The federal government furloughed thousands of employees starting Tuesday when Congress failed to approve funding for most operations.
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