While several Washington, D.C.-area restaurants have been providing free food or drinks to furloughed government workers since the shutdown began, Boston Market is the first national chain to get in the game.
The privately-held foodservice chain said that Federal employees and military personnel can receive a free whole rotisserie chicken with the purchase of a family meal at any of its U.S. restaurants.
The week-long promotion began on Sunday, October 6.
"Government employees and our servicemen and women have been some of our best customers over the years, and we appreciate all that they do for our country. Extending this offer to them is a little something we can do to give them a break during a stressful time," George Michel, chief executive of Golden, Colo.-based Boston Market, said in a statement from the company, Nation's Restaurant News reported.
Last week, AMC Theatres said it would offer free popcorn to government workers until the shutdown ends.
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