Local restaurant offers furloughed government workers free meals


Colorado Springs, Colo. (KKTV) - Poor Richard's Restaurant is offering federal employees affected by the government shutdown a free meal.

The restaurant, owned by Colorado Springs City Council President Richard Skorman, says the offer is good for every week that the stalemate over border security between Congress and President Trump continues. According to a new release, furloughed government employees and their families can show their government ID at the register to take advantage of the offer.

The free meals start Thursday at 11 a.m.

This comes as 300 federal workers in Colorado have filed for unemployment since the shutdown started.