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Small Business Saturday: Hard Times Cafe

Small Business Saturday: Hard Times Cafe

Fall is quickly approaching and nothing says fall more like football, sweaters and a big bowl of chili. Hard Time Cafe is today's Small Business Saturday feature and has been serving chili any way you could want it since 1980.


Founded in the early 1980s, the roots of Hard Rock Cafe go back much further. In the late 1940s in Gracemont, Oklahoma the Goodfellow family opened a small roadhouse which eventually became famous for its chili. When two of the Goodfellow children moved to Washington DC in the 1960s, they decided to revive the family business as Hard Times Cafe with the first location being on King Street in Alexandria, VA.;


With some of the best chili in the country as voted on by USA Today, Hard Times is a laid back and welcoming place to grab a bite to eat on a crisp fall day. Not a chili fan? No problem. While chili is certainly their speciality, Hard Times also serves burgers and wings and has plenty of televisions so you can catch your favorite game.


And, you know we would not be featuring them if they didn't have a great military discount. Hard Times Cafe offers a 20% discount to military with a valid ID. Grab your friends to watch the big game, or head over to Hard Times after your own game and try some great chili while also supporting a company that supports our troops!