Available at 4321 Wisconsin Avenue, NW Friday. Courtesy Z-Burger
From a press release:
“Just one week following President Trump’s allegedly uttered and now well-known slur aimed at a few marginalized countries, a DC-based burger eatery will honors those countrymen (and women) and supporters and fans with a special treat. This Friday, January 19th from 11-2pm anyone presenting a passport from El Salvador, Haiti or any African nation, OR anyone with a passport with a stamp showing they’ve visited one of those countries OR anyone simply donning paraphernalia from those countries (like a Haitian soccer jersey, Ghanian flag, traditional El Salvadorean attire etc.-just have fun with it!) will be treated with a complimentary burger. Participants will be able to choose any single burger.
The idea is to show that despite what’s going on down on Pennsylvania Avenue, Z-Burger really welcomes all.
“I came from Iran back as a young kid with big dreams,” says Z-Burger founder Peter Tabibian.
“I am really proud that I was able to turn my small vending machine business from the 1990s into a small restaurant chain here today in the nation’s capitol, but it wasn’t without some push back as a result of political strains between the United States and my homeland. I know what it’s like to be shunned, or outcasted or looked-over just because of where I am from, but that’s not what Z-Burger is about. We have great customers from up the street and across the world, and that’s how we like it. All are welcomed here!”
The offer is good at Z-Burger’s Tenleytown location at 4321 Wisconsin Avenue NW“