Local restaurants, businesses offering free food & deals to workers affected by shutdown


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    Across Central Ohio, local businesses are stepping up to help ease some of the stress for government workers who are furloughed or not getting paid due to the government shutdown.

    You can find the full information about each offer below:

    - Ohio State Athletics is offering free tickets to athletics events to federal employees affected by the shutdown. You'll just need to show a valid government ID.


    - The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium is offering free admission to affected government workers and their immediate family members as long as the shutdown continues.


    - Ray Ray's Hog Pit has a special deal for government workers the weekend of January 18-20th.

    The restaurant is offering a free sandwich, of your choice, and side to all government workers. To get the deal, you must present your ID. The promotion begins Thursday, January 17, 2019. Then the deal will last all day, and all weekend long.

    Ray Ray's Hog Pit has three locations in Central Ohio:

    • Clintonville: 2619 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43202
    • Franklinton: 424 Town Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
    • Westerville: 5755 Maxton Road, Westerville, Ohio 46082

    The promotion is valid at all three locations.


    - The Crest is offering free lunch at their Clintonville location and free dinner at their Parsons Avenue location "until things are rectified." In order to get the free meal, government workers will just need to show their work ID or badge.

    Alcohol is not included in the deal, and there will be some menu restrictions.

    You can find The Crest at:

    • Clintonville: 2855 Indianola Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43202
    • Near Downtown: 621 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43206


    - Condado Tacos is offering a free taco, no purchase required, for all government employees affected. The offer is good at all their locations, you'll just need to show your ID.

    You can find Condado at the following locations:

    • Short North: 1227 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201
    • Downtown Columbus: 132 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
    • Clintonville: 2977 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43202
    • Easton: 2077 Fenlon Street, Columbus, Ohio 43219
    • Polaris: 8958 Lyra Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43240


    - The Peanut Shoppe in downtown Columbus wants to provide a snack to government employees affected by the shutdown

    For the duration, government workers can get a free 1/4 pound of peanuts each day. Just show your ID.

    You can find The Peanut Shoppe on Capitol Square in downtown Columbus: 21 East State Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215


    - Tanger Outlets is offering a TANGERCARES HAPPY PERKS free $20 card to federal workers through January 28th at Columbus and Jeffersonville locations.

    Affected government workers will just need to show their government ID at shopper services. Stores are also offering additional discounts.

    Columbus and Jeffersonville

    Ann Taylor: 15% OFF Entire Purchase

    Corningware Corelle & more: 25% OFF Single Item

    Lane Bryant Outlet: 50% OFF One Full Priced Item (Valid on full-priced merchandise only. Not valid in closing stores on SPANX or clearance. Associates of Lane Bryant and other Ascena-owned companies not eligible.)

    LOFT Outlet: 15% OFF Entire Purchase (Code: 40010011260)

    Old Navy Outlet: 25% OFF One Item

    Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store: 20% OFF Entire Purchase (Code: Q7248) Not valid at Polo Ralph Lauren Clearance Stores

    Tommy Hilfiger: 10% OFF Entire Purchase (Code: 500020533000) This offer is redeemable for an amount up to the discount stated on this offer and must be presented in person. See in store for details.

    Under Armour: 25% OFF Single Item (Code: MKTG01553)

    Columbus Only

    Rise Pies Pizza: FREE Cheese Pizza with purchase of any pizza.

    Jeffersonville Only

    Pepperidge Farm: BOGO FREE 6.6-8 Oz Bag of Goldfish

    Crocs: 20% OFF Entire Purchase



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