Where Federal Workers Can Eat for Free in CA

January 25, 2019 - 9:46 am

(KNX 1070)- The federal government shutdown is going through a partial closure for more than a month now.

Here is where federal employees can get free meals in California:

Rock and Brews
The restaurant will offer a choice of a free Pulled Pork sandwich or a Strawberry Fields salad to TSA employees who show their ID card at all stand-alone locations, according to a press release. The free meal will continue until the TSA workers get paid. The chain is owned by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS. ​

Silvio's BBQ in Hermosa Beach
The restaurant will host a free lunch for federal employees during the government shutdown. The free lunch will be a choice between a Free Chicken or Veggie Bahia Rice Bowl. It will be seven days a week, between the hour of 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and the first 20 federal employees can receive a Free Bahia Bowl with federal government ID.

The Burger Spot 1 in Cypress 
The restaurant is offering a free meal to federal employees and their families every week of the government partial shutdown. Just present your government ID at the restaurant.

Elephant Bar Restaurant in various California locations
The restaurant says on its Facebook page to present a government ID for a free entree, with purchase of an entree of great or lesser value until the shutdown is over. (Not valid with any other offer, must be a member of rewards club, must present Federal Government ID, management reserves all rights)

Hawkins House of Burgers in Los Angeles
During the government shutdown, the restaurant said on its Facebook page it will be providing lunch to all federal government employees affected by this disaster from 11 a.m. to 5pm daily. Must present proper identification.


Jimmy John's at various locations
The sandwich chain is offering a free sub to government employee individuals, and three free subs for families. Must present government issued ID.


Farm Burger in San Anselmo, CA
The restaurant in Marin County said on its Facebook page every Farm Burger location is participating in #FurloughFridays, which includes a free chicken burger, fries and an iced tea to federal government employees who show their valid federal ID. They  will be offering free meals to furloughed federal employees all day every Friday (while supplies last) until the government shutdown ends.