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List of local deals for government workers affected by shutdown

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With the federal government partial shutdown approaching one month, many local area businesses are stepping up and offering deals and discounts to those affected by the shutdown and their families.

News4 is compiling a list of area businesses that are offering assistance. If you own a local business and would like to be featured on this list, email us at

Restaurant Deals:

M.L. Rose Craft Beer and Burgers

Local burger restaurant serving a deal those affected by the government shutdown

From January 17-31, M.L. Rose in Capitol View on 11th Avenue North will offer the $5 cheeseburger and waffle fries promotion for federal employees affected by shutdown who show ID.

Surreal Spice Creations

Surreal Spice Creations is offering a 20% discount to federal workers who present a government ID at their location on 2940 Murfreesboro Pike, Ste #114. Find out more about them and their menu on their Facebook page.

H&T's Home Cooking

H&T's Home Cooking is offering a 25% discount to federal workers who present a government ID. They're located at 2264 Murfreesboro Pike. Find a menu on their website here.

Philly & Burgers

Philly & Burgers is offering a 20% discount to federal workers who present a government ID at their location in the Kroger plaza at 5359 Mt. View Road.

Seafood Sensations

Contact the business for details on the government discount. You can find them at 5325 Mt. View Road in the Kroger plaza.

Hampton Inn (Antioch)

The Hampton Inn on 210 Crossings Place in Antioch is offering free breakfast to federal employees affected by the shutdown, just present your government-issued ID.

Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe

Taziki's of Nashville is offering a 25% discount to federal employees that are furloughed or not getting paid until the shutdown is resolved with proof of government-issued ID. More info and menu here.

Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row

Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row will be offering a free entree to anyone with a federal government ID from Friday, Jan. 18 to Sunday, Jan. 20. More info and menu here.


For those with a government ID, Henley is offering a complimentary pour of their house punch with food purchase, and are honoring happy hour specials from open to close.

City Winery

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. Additional information can be found here.

Farm Burger

Farm Burgeron Charlotte Avenue is offering free meals to furloughed federal employees every Friday until the government shutdown ends. As part of "Furlough Fridays," federal government employees will receive a free chicken burger, fries and an iced tea when they show a valid government ID. More info and menu can be found here.


Fazoli's is offering FREE Pizza Baked Spaghetti to all furloughed government employees with the purchase of a drink throughout the end of the government shutdown. Valid government ID required. For more information, click here.

Romano's Macaroni Grill

Romano's Macaroni Grill is currently offering a free Mom's Ricotta Meatballs & Spaghetti to any government employee affected by the shutdown at both Opry Mills and Murfreesboro locations.

Offer valid through 1/23/19 or until the government shutdown ends, with federal ID. Valid 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Entertainment Deals:

Kings Dining and Entertainment

Kings Dining and Entertainment is offering two FREE bowling games and shoe rental to federal government employees and their immediate family members during shutdown.

WHERE: 1910 Galleria Blvd, Franklin

This deal is available with proof of government ID through the end of the shutdown at all Kings locations Monday-Thursday from opening hours until 6 p.m. Guests must mention the promotion, and the offer cannot be combined with other offers.

For more information on Kings Dining & Entertainment, please visit

Harlem Globetrotters at Bridgestone Arena

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters are offering complimentary game tickets to any U.S. government employee currently on furlough to the 2019 Fan Powered North American Tour. The Globetrotters have five remaining games in Tennessee that include two on Saturday, Jan. 26 at Bridgestone Arena at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

To get the deal, show your valid government-issued ID at the box office and receive two complimentary tickets while supplies last.

The offer is only valid during the current government shutdown and is not valid on previously purchased tickets. Quantities are limited and seat locations vary by venue.  Fans are asked to check with their local box office for details.

For more info, visit

Discovery Center

The Discovery Center in Murfreesboro announced it will offer free admission on Sunday, Jan. 27, for federal employees and contractors affected by the partial government shutdown, along with up to three guests.

To receive free admission, furloughed employees and contractors must show a valid federal ID or badge upon entry to the Discovery Center on Jan. 27, during the museum's normal Sunday operating hours (1 to 5 p.m.) Federal employees and contractors can bring up to three guests to take advantage of this offer.

Jan. 27 is also the last day for guests to visit the Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog featured exhibit, which is included with admission.

Business Deals:

Camel Express Car Wash

Camel Express Car Wash is offering free $20 car washes to any government employee that is furloughed at the moment at their location at 3430 Doverside Drive in Nashville across from Skyline Medical Center. To take advantage of the deal, you must bring your valid government ID. More information here.

Nashville Humane Association

The Nashville Humane Association is hosting a free pet food bank on Monday, Jan. 21 from 1-4 p.m. for furloughed federal employees.

NHA gives furloughed employees free food and supplies via the Darcy Lashinsky Memorial Food Bank at NHA. The shelter is located at 213 Oceola Ave., near the intersection of Charlotte Pike and White Bridge Road in west Nashville.

Master's Barber College

The Master's Barber College, 14665 Lebanon Rd., Old Hickory, TN, is offering free haircuts and shaves for men, women and children currently affected by the furlough.

Call 615-754-8144 to scheduled an appointment. Mention you are on furlough when scheduling appointment.

Business hours are 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

All work is performed by supervised students.

Mother to Mother

Nashville-based charitable organization Mother to Mother is holding a special donation event geared toward easing the burden for families affected by the federal government shutdown.

The Mother To Mother bus will be parked at Woodmont Baptist Church at 2100 Woodmont Blvd. in Nashville on Monday, Jan. 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Any government employee who has been furloughed can come collect diapers for their children – free of charge.

All recipients must show a valid government ID and a birth certificate for each child.

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