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Yes, Restaurants Are Using the Shutdown for Marketing

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[Photo: Pertinent advice from <a href="https://twitter.com/eatboston/status/384844832830521344">@EatBoston</a>]
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While an estimated 8,000 federal employees in Massachusetts have been forced into unpaid furloughs today due to the government shutdown, a few restaurants figured that the event was a perfectly hashtaggable marketing moment. Here are a few local tweets and Facebook posts that have popped up so far (at least one of which provides reasonable satire). Hit up the tipline if you've seen anything else, and refer to this excellent Bon Appétit post if you're curious about some of the actually important food-related implications of the shutdown. · How a government shutdown would affect food in America [BA]