HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - If you’re a federal worker impacted by the ongoing government shutdown, here’s a bit of good news: A popular Thai eatery wants to treat you to lunch or dinner.
Noi Thai Cuisine said impacted federal employees can get any dish from the menu for free along with a soft drink.
The eatery said it will offer free meals for as long as the shutdown lasts, but it’s asking federal workers to consider making reservations — and keep in mind that there are lots of employees affected.
Diners should bring a valid government ID from a department affected by the shutdown.
Noi Thai Cuisine is located at the Royal Hawaiian Center on Kalakaua Avenue.
Its parent company is also offering free meals at locations on the mainland.
“We just wanted to do something to help these federal workers who have not received a paycheck for a month now,” said owners Noi Lapangkura and JJ Chaiseeha, in a news release.
“We have regular customers who are federal employees and have not seen them since the shutdown. We know many others are going through tough times, as well, and this is our way to tell them, ‘We support you and we salute you.’"
Noi Thai joins a number of eateries locally and nationally offering free meals to federal workers impacted by the government shutdown. On Friday, those workers ― about 800,000 in all nationwide — will miss a second paycheck.