The Shutdown May Be Over, But Whataburger to Still Feed Furloughed Feds for Free
Whataburger isn't going to let a little thing like the temporary end of the partial government shutdown stop them from offering a helping hand.
The San Antonio-based burger chain said it will go ahead with it's offer of a free Taquito and cup of coffee to furloughed employees each morning beginning Saturday, Jan. 26 until further notice.
Shortly after the company announced their intention "to do our part" and extended the free food offer to government employees, government officials announced a deal to open the government for three weeks clearing the way for federal workers to return to work on Monday, Jan. 28.
But instead of pulling the plug on their offer, Whataburger confirmed it's still on. "We’re aware of the recent reopening of our federal government, and we remain committed to helping our friends and neighbors get back on their feet," they tweeted.
Way to go, Whataburger! You guys are the best -- and I don’t just mean the burgers. The shutdown may be over for now, but it's not like the workers are going to walk in to work Monday and get handed a paycheck.
The offer is available until further notice at participating locations, in-restaurant only, every morning from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. with presentation of valid federal government-issued ID per the press release.