Thursday, October 3, 2013 , Updated 9:41 a.m., October 21, 2013
UPDATED: Stratos gave away nearly 400 free gyros during government shutdown
They were only free for federal employees not working because of the shutdown.
DALLAS The owner of Stratos Greek restaurant in Dallas will offer free gyros to employees of the federal government.
“No matter whose fault the government shutdown is, it’s not fair to all the workers who aren’t getting paid,” said owner Nick Rizos in a statement.
Employees who show a federal government ID and are out of work because of the government shutdown can receive one free gyro in lamb or chicken per day. The offer lasts "until the shutdown ends," according to a press release.
A gyro at lunch regularly costs $8.45, according to the website. The Rizos family was unavailable to chat because they're in Greece for a wedding, but spokesperson Michael Precker confirmed the free food deal.
UPDATE: By the end of the 16-day government shutdown, Precker sends word that 387 gyros were given away for free.
“We were happy to do it, but we’re happy it’s over,” Rizos said in a press release.