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Thiensville restaurant offers free lunch to government workers Friday

Posted at 5:03 PM, Jan 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-16 18:32:18-05

THIENSVILLE — To help employees affected by the government shutdown, The Cheel will offer free sandwiches Friday.

Government employees are invited for free lunch from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday. Everyone is requested to bring their valid government ID to redeem this offer: one sandwich per ID.

“One of the main reasons I wanted to start my own business was to have the opportunity to help others and give back,” said Barkha Limbu Daily, owner/chef at The Cheel. “It is our privilege that we are able to help in whatever way we can and give back every chance we get.”

They aren’t the only businesses helping during the government shutdown. National retailer AT&T is offering payment plans and waiving late fees for federal employees who aren’t getting paid.

“We understand that it is a burden for our customers,” said Nathan Fricke, who works for AT&T in Brookfield. “Even though the government is shut down, there should be no need for their internet or cellphones to be turned off.”