Hey, at least you can get a free drink

Capitalism at its finest.

Restaurants are feeling the pain with $4 gas and tightening pursestrings, so they’re sharing the pain by offering “recession specials” — slightly cheaper offerings to help strapped clients enjoy some of the finer things. These deals aren’t really that great compared to cooking in but it’s better than no discount at all.

Padre’s Modern Mexican is going out on a limb and offering any drink for free when the customer brings in a foreclosure notice. Although drinking is usually not the solution for problems like this, I suppose it’s an opportune display of thoughtfulness for what has to be the beginning of a tough time.

I expect to see more deals like this as businesses try to keep sales up in the midst of economic downturn and people losing their homes.

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