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Free Dinner With Proof of Pink Slip

Recession happy hours have been staples at many drinking holes for several months now, and following in-trend may be pink slip freebie promotions. When I heard about a popular San Francisco restaurant offering a free meal to laid-off locals the day after Valentine's, I thought this could certainly be a trend in the making.

Restaurants are hungry for business, and those who have been handed pink slips are likely to jump at a free meal — and drag their employed (paying) friends along for the ride. This particular Pink Slip Sunday promotion is doubly smart, as most people eat at home on Sundays and especially the day after a dinner-date holiday. What do you think of the gimmick; will we see it more often as the job ax continues to fall?

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UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 8 years
Wow! I lost my job in SF, so I wish I were there to take advantage because the restaurants there are wonderful. I wish that other eateries did that in other places.
emalove emalove 8 years
I agree--a really nice idea.
jnj213 jnj213 8 years
I work at a tourist oriented restaurant and there's been a big decline in overall business as well as tips. I think it's a great idea, everybody is adjusting their budgets. We need to stick together.
shydcgirl28 shydcgirl28 8 years
Great idea!
Angelica Angelica 8 years
I think this is a really neat promotion!
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i think that it's a nice promotion, knowing that chances are you'll come with at least one other person, so the restaurant will make $$ off of their meal and anyone else. it's hard times now, so any promotion to give a bit of help is good!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
That's a nice idea!
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