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Dozens of Metro Detroit Restaurants Will Feed Families of Federal Workers Today

Spots like Big Boy, Al Ameer, and Royal Kabob are offering free lunch and dinner to families of up to four people

Al Ameer in Dearborn.
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Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

Nearly six weeks into the partial government shutdown, an organization backed by dozens of local restaurants has pledged to provide support to federal employees and their families. The Michigan Muslim Community Council has announced that more than 40 area restaurants will be offering free meals to families on Friday, January 25, according to a release.

The group is joining hundreds of restaurants across the United States who’ve pitched in to help the roughly 800,000 furloughed federal workers who are not receiving their paychecks. Numerous restaurants throughout the region have already been pitching in with support including providing discounted and free meals to workers in need.

The MMCC plans to serve dinner to Transportation Security Administration personnel and other federal employees at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport tonight. The organization will also be giving out gasoline cards and grocery vouchers. Restaurants throughout the area including spots like Royal Kabob in Hamtramck, restaurant chain La Marsa Mediterranean Cuisine, and Al Ameer will be offering free lunch and dinners workers with a federal ID and in some cases up to four family members. Patrons should call ahead to confirm the offer and RSVP.

The full list of restaurants participating below:

Damas Restaurant — (248) 987-4609
Sultans Restaurant — (517) 333-4444
Malek Al Kabob — (313) 203-2067
Royal Kabob — (313) 872-9456
Paradise Subs (carry-out only) — (313) 724-6663
Brome Modern Eatery (downtown Detroit location, dinner only) — (313) 403-1200
Al Ameer Restaurant — (313) 582-8185
Habibs Cuisine — (313) 584-1515 lunch only
Grape Leaves Restaurant — (248) 359-0000
Hot Bites Restaurant — (313) 581-7071
Wing Finger Restaurant — (313) 438-0388
Super Greenland Supermarket — (313) 584-5445
Leo’s Coney Island — (313) 253-0200
Al Basha Subs — (313) 846-9684
La Marsa Mediterranean Cuisine (all 15 locations) — (248) 539-5900
Big Boy Restaurants (all 39 Michigan locations) — 313-291-7700

Michigan Muslims Providing Support to Federal Workers [MMCC Official]
How Detroit Restaurants Are Supporting Government Workers During the Shutdown [ED]

Malek Al kabob

31531 Gratiot Ave, Roseville, MI 48066 (586) 293-3444 Visit Website

Royal Kabob

3236 Caniff Street, , MI 48212 (313) 872-9456 Visit Website

Brome Modern Eatery

22062 Michigan Avenue, , MI 48124 (313) 996-5050 Visit Website

Al Ameer

12710 West Warren Avenue, , MI 48126 (313) 582-8185 Visit Website