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.