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Some Nashville Restaurants Are Offering Food Deals to Government Workers During the Shutdown

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How local spots are supporting furloughed workers with discounted meals and free burgers

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The longest government shutdown in United States history began December 22 and now leaves 800,000 government employees without pay or assurance as to when they will return to work. To help out, a few restaurants around Nashville are offering discounts to those furloughed workers with valid IDs. This guide will be updated throughout the length of the closure. This list will be continually updated.

Know of any government shutdown deals and specials missing below? Let Eater Nashville know within the comments.

M.L.Rose Food Truck
4th and Deaderick
Thursday, January 17 from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., M.L.Rose Food Truck will give a free cheeseburger and waffle fries to the first 100 federal employees affected by the shutdown to show proper ID. The truck will be parked at downtown’s Street Eats at 4th Avenue and Deaderick. After the free 100 run out, they’ll offer a cheeseburger and waffle fries for $5 through the rest of service.

M.L.Rose Capitol View
431 11th Ave N.
From now until January 31, M.L.Rose Capitol View will also offer the $5 cheeseburger and waffle fries deal.

2023 Broadway
With food purchase, Midtown’s Henley will give any and all Gov’t Employees (showing ID) a complimentary ladle of our daily rotating house punch. Also, all happy hour specials are available to any and all Gov’t Employees anytime our doors are open (not just 4-6 p.m.).

312 Pizza Company
371 Monroe St and 2190 Nolensville Pike
The Chicago-style pizza maker with locations in Germantown and South Nashville offers 50% off any 12” thin crust pizza for those showing government ID.

Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row Nashville
400 Broadway
On Broadway, Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row will be offering a free entrée to anyone with a Federal government ID starting Friday January 18 through Sunday, January 20.

City Winery
609 Lafayette Street
As a result of the government shutdown, City Winery is offering all government employees $1 glasses of City Winery wine on tap. In order to receive the incentive, customers must simply show proof of government ID.

Daddy’s Dogs
Locations Downtown, Midtown, Demonbreun, and the Nations
The hot dog purveyor is offering free meals for government workers and their families affected by the shutdown. Just show ID at any location.

Romano’s Macaroni Grill
Opry Mills and Murfreesboro locations
The chain is offering a free Mom’s Ricotta Meatballs & Spaghetti to any government employee affected by the shutdown, for every day the government shut down is in effect, with federal ID. Valid 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Hopdoddy Burger Bar
1805 21st Ave. South
For the remainder of the shutdown, government workers will be able to show their Federal government ID at Hopdoddy for 25 percent off their meal.