Hooters Shows Congress How to Make a Deal by Offering Free Fried Pickles

hooters waitress holding pickles
Photo courtesy of Hooters of America


In baseball terminology a rundown is sometimes called a pickle. It’s a mess. You can’t go forward, and you can’t go backward either. You’re caught in a pickle.

A shutdown means the same thing. No movement in any direction. No matter who you blame, the government shutdown that appears to be nearing an end (at least for a little while) shows just how much of a pickle D.C. is in.

Luckily for us, Hooters thinks one good pickle deserves another.

Free Fried Pickles at Hooters

Now through Wednesday, Jan. 24, customers can get a free order of fried pickles at participating Hooters restaurants with the purchase of a drink. Heck, if you’re going to Hooters, you’re probably going to have a beverage anyway, right? Go ahead and indulge in some deep-fried pickly goodness, too.

Why? According to the its website, Hooters is trying to show how easy it is to come up with a deal everyone can agree with.

“While the politicians sort out the impact of a U.S. government shutdown, Hooters is reaching across the aisle, err, table to strike a deal with Americans that any party can get behind. The Hooters Shutdown Deal grants a free order of fried pickles to any guest at the start of the work week, this Monday through Wednesday, Jan. 22-24.”

Even though the government is not really shut down anymore, the deal goes on.

Simply go to your local Hooters, or log on to Hooters online and place your order. If you order online, use the promo code SHUTDOWN to get your free order of fried pickles. One offer per person.

Maybe if key members of Congress took advantage of this deal, they could relax and figure out a long-term solution. Fried pickles to the rescue!

Tyler Omoth is a senior writer at The Penny Hoarder who loves soaking up the sun and finding creative ways to help others. He can’t hear the word “pickle” without thinking about the movie “The Sandlot.” Catch him on Twitter at @Tyomoth.

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