Times are tough for hundreds of thousands of federal employees who've lost their paychecks thanks to the government shutdown -- but there are businesses out there trying to help ease the pain a little.
Beef’O’Brady’s Merritt Island: Merritt Island Beef’O’Brady’s family sports pub is offering a 15% discount on all entrees to furloughed NASA workers. Merritt Island Beef’O’Brady’s intends to run the promotion for the length of the shutdown.
Hyundai Motors announced that federal employees who own Hyundais can stop making car payments for as long as the shutdown keeps them out of work.
AMC Movie Theaters nationwide are offering a free popcorn to veterans or furloughed employees, with the note "until common sense returns, or we run out of popcorn."
Some YMCAs are offering free guest passes to anyone furloughed by the feds.
Some Museums will waive their entry fees for those who've lost their income in the shutdown.
A number of D.C.-area restaurants, are offering free meals to employees who present I.D.