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Z-Burger shutdown giveaway doles out $88,000 of free food

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Z-Burger representatives say they gave out 15,840 free burgers to furloughed federal workers during its shutdown giveaway.

Representatives add that the four participating restaurant locations gave away more than $88,000 of free food in three days. The deal ended Thursday night.

In a press release, the owner of Z-Burger, Peter Tabibian, said, "I saw a lot of friendships being made while the customers waited on line and then joined each other for their meals. Even though this cost me a lot of money, the thousands of people who thanked Z-Burger both here and on social media were well worth it. I only wish that the politicians would come to Z-Burger and sit down and figure out a way to get these great people back to work."

Z-Burger is known for its burgers, fries, onion rings and 75 milkshake flavors. For more about Z-Burger visit www.zburger.com.

Z-Burger isn't the only restaurant with a shutdown promotion. Watch WUSA 9 at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. for the story on other restaurants that are taking action during the federal government shutdown. Kristin Fisher will have the report.