HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Members of the legendary rock band KISS are offering furloughed TSA workers a free meal.
The restaurant chain ‘Rock & Brews,’ which was founded by the band’s legendary front-man Gene Simmons and guitarist Paul Stanley, opened a Maui location in early 2014. A spokesperson for the restaurant says they will offer free meals to TSA employees who have been impacted by the government shutdown.
As the shutdown drags into its fourth week, TSA employees — who are required to work without pay during the shutdown — are preparing to miss their second consecutive paycheck.
Agency officials say they observed a 7.5-percent rate of unscheduled absences on Monday, and many employees reported telling their superiors “that they are not able to report to work due to financial limitations,” according to CBS News.
The restaurant wants to help, and has volunteered items like pulled pork sandwiches and strawberry fields salads to TSA employees.
The offer is good at all stand-alone Rock and Brews locations only.
Simmons and Stanley made the announcement on the Rock and Brews Restaurants’ Facebook page on Wednesday.