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These Atlanta spots are offering freebies to government employees impacted by the shutdown

Are you a furloughed government employee? These Atlanta spots want to help ease the pain.

Sun in My Belly in Kirkwood is offering free meals to all furloughed government employees with proof of ID daily from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

2161 College Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-370-1088,

Sweet Hut locations are offering 50 percent off of all drinks Mondays-Fridays for furloughed government employees with valid IDs.

Locations in Midtown, Doraville, Duluth, Lenox and Marietta.

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•Until the federal government reopens, Independent Grounds Cafe in Kennesaw will have free coffee for all furloughed federal employees with valid ID. 

3900 Legacy Pkwy Blvd., Kennesaw. 678-695-7132,

Atlantic Station is offering furloughed government workers an ACard with discounts, special offers and benefits at restaurants and retailors on the property. Eligible guests with a valid ID should visit the Concierge Desk to receive their ACard. Discounts include: 

Allora: 12 percent off food purchase. 

Atlantic Grill: 10 percent off food purchase. 

BGR - The Burger Joint: 10 percent off food purchase. 

California Pizza Kitchen: 10 percent off food purchase (minimum $15 purchase required).

Chick-A-Biddy: 10 percent off total purchase.

Great American Cookie and Pretzel Maker: 10 percent off total purchase. 

IT’SUGAR: 10 percent off entire purchase. 

Kilwin’s Chocolate & Ice Cream: 5 percent off all food items. 

Land of a Thousand Hills: 10 percent off Food and Coffee purchase

Meehan’s Public House: 10 percent off food purchase. 

Salata: $1.00 off your salad purchase or wrap. 

The Pig and the Pearl – 10 percent off total purchase (Not valid with any other offer) 

Which Wich: 10 percent off any sandwich or catering order. 

1371 Market St. NW, Atlanta.

Get a chicken burger, fries and an iced tea as part of (Farm Burger)'s Furlough Fridays. (Farm Burger)

Farm Burger is offering free meals to furloughed federal employees every Friday until the government shutdown ends. Employees with a valid ID will get a free chicken burger, fries and an iced tea on Furlough Fridays. Upon request, the chicken burger can be topped with lettuce, tomato, onions, housemade pickles and mayo. Additional ingredients are available at standard menu pricing. The Furlough Friday combo is offered all day while supplies last. Limit of one meal per eligible guest per day. Offer is valid in-store only.  

Locations in Dunwoody, Grant Park, Decatur and Buckhead.

Romano’s Macaroni Grill is offering a free meal to all furloughed government employees affected by the government shutdown. Through Wednesday, Jan. 23, or until the government shutdown ends, any government employee with valid government ID can receive one complimentary Mom’s Ricotta Meatballs and Spaghetti entrée at any Macaroni Grill location nationwide.

Locations in Alpharetta, Buford and Marietta. 


Publico Kitchen & Tap in Midtown is offering 50 percent off the food bill of furloughed government employees with a valid ID until the shutdown ends. 

1104 Crescent Ave. NE, Atlanta. 678-745-5230,

Revolution Doughnuts is offering a free small coffee to furloughed employees with a valid federal ID during the shutdown.

908 W. College Ave., Decatur and 745 Edgewood Ave. NE, Atlanta. 

Buteco is offering free coffee to employees impacted by the shutdown with a valid federal ID.

1039 Grant St. SE, Atlanta. 404-963-2929,

Saltyard is offering a complimentary item from the “Farm Share” section of its menu with a valid federal ID.

1820 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta. 404-382-8088,

•Perk up with free coffee from Hodgepodge Coffeehouse. Show your government I.D. and get your caffeine fix on them until the shutdown ends.

720 Moreland Ave. SE, Atlanta. 404-622-8525,

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•Local gelato shop Honeysuckle Gelato wants to give you a free scoop.

Stop by Ponce City Market and present your government I.D. for a complimentary single scoop of gelato. 

Honeysuckle Gelato, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-228-7825,

•Want something to wash that gelato down with? Sweetwater Brewery is offering furloughed government employees two free beers with a valid government I.D.

Sweetwater Brewery, 195 Ottley Drive NE, Atlanta. 404-691-2537,

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