HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - L&L Hawaiian Barbecue is proving there is such a thing as a free lunch — for federal workers at least.
The popular eatery is offering workers affected by the ongoing federal shutdown a free meal.
The meals will only be available Sunday, from 10 a.m. to noon, at one location: The L&L located at the Airport Trade Center (550 Paiea St.). L&L said it will hand out 1,000 free meals on a first-come, first-served basis.
Three plate lunches will be available: Kalua pork with cabbage, chicken katsu and hamburger steak.
Restaurant officials are asking those interested to provide federal identification verifying their employment for a free meal. The offer is also extended to the immediate family members of those affected.
“We want to show our appreciation for all the dedicated federal workers who have been adversely affected by the current circumstances of our government situation,” said Elisia Flores, chief financial officer of L&L, in a news release.
The shutdown has affected more than 800,000 federal employees across the country, many of whom are working without pay.