BLT's offers discounts to furloughed federal employees

ST. LOUIS ( -- A St. Louis-owned restaurant is helping ease the burden on local families affected by the government shutdown.

BLT's is a spin on a classic acronym.

The St. Louis restaurant is home to breakfast, lunch and tacos.

Saturday, they're offering discounted meals to federal employees and their families.

Many government workers have been out of work, or working without pay for nearly a month.

The owners said it's their way of saying thank you, and they hope to help families enjoy a nice meal.

"That might be their only income and we know that can be tough. Being a new business, we understand that a pay check is very important and when you lose that you can really get in to trouble," BLT's owner Joshua Powlishta told News4.

BLT's is new to downtown. It's on 6th Street near the Convention Center. The restaurant opened in July.

With a government I.D. employees and families can eat for 50% off Saturday, January 19th until 3 p.m. Kids eat for free.

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