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Barbecue Chain Offering Free Food in Exchange for Now-Useless Campaign Signs

It's part of a "Help Us Clean Up Politics" campaign.

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South Carolina-based barbecue chain Sticky Fingers Smokehouse, which has 16 locations throughout the South, is offering a post-election special: It's encouraging diners to collect now-pointless roadside campaign signs and exchange them for a free appetizer (with purchase). In a press release, Sticky Fingers CEO calls the promotion "an easy way to help the environment [and] clean up our neighborhoods" littered with the campaign signage. Sticky Fingers will hold onto the signs submitted by diners for two weeks, encouraging candidates and political organizations to pick them up; if they go unclaimed, the signs will be recycled.

The deal's fine print stipulates only one sign may be redeemed per table, and it offers a few collecting tips, including the reminder that "campaign signs on someone else's property [are] someone else's property". And although signage placed on highway medians might look tempting, the restaurants plead: "Please don't put yourself in harm's way to bring us a sign." Participating locations of Sticky Fingers will collect signs now through November 11.

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