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Pork Barrel BBQ Offering Government Shutdown Deal

Del Ray restaurant offering free pulled pork sandwiches.

Pork Barrel BBQ is located at 2312 Mount Vernon Ave.
Pork Barrel BBQ is located at 2312 Mount Vernon Ave.

With a shutdown of the federal government looming, Pork Barrel BBQ in Del Ray is offering free pulled pork sandwiches for any impacted government employee.

There is a limit of one sandwich per day and customers must show their government ID while ordering.

Of course, the deal excludes congressmen.

The federal government is preparing for a likely shutdown of non-essential services if lawmakers don’t meet a midnight Monday deadline. Up to 800,000 federal employees will likely be impacted.

There is no sign of consensus on avoiding a shutdown, according to USA Today.

A government shutdown could cost the region millions in lost revenue—upwards of $200 million a day, according to an economist at George Mason University, the Washington Post reports.

Pork Barrel BBQ is located at 2312 Mount Vernon Ave.

April October 02, 2013 at 01:38 PM
Too bad Pork Barrel isn't closer to me. Many businesses that rely on workers and tourists will take a huge financial hit. It seems that the shutdown is going to last until October 17.

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