Shake Shack officially opened to the public Thursday at 4031 Hillsboro Pike in Green Hills.

It's Election Day in Tennessee, which means two things: It's your last chance to vote in the 2018 midterm elections, and it's a day to score free or discounted food and transportation services for performing the civic duty.

Although offering freebies or discounts on Election Day has become commonplace among chains and independent restaurants across the U.S., it's technically prohibited (you can find the full law here). So what does the federal law it say and how do retailers get around it? While it's illegal to encourage people to vote with discounts, companies can bypass legal problems by offering the deal to everyone.

So need a lift to the polls? Hungry after waiting in line to cast your ballot? The following restaurants and companies around Nashville are offering free or discounted treats in honor of Election Day. Just keep track of those "I Voted" stickers.

Have an Election Day deal you'd like to share? Let us know at


Sweet CeCe's

Photo courtesy of Sweet CeCe's Belle Meade

Sweet CeCe's — 4322 Harding Pike Suite 103

The Deal: Take a friend to Sweet CeCe's after voting Tuesday for a buy-one-get-one frozen yogurt. Just flash them your “I Voted” Sticker.

Shake Shack — 4031 Hillsboro Pike Suite 904

The Deal: Score an order of fries with any purchase by using the code “ivoted” on the Shack App or by showing your "I Voted" sticker to a team member when placing your order in person.

Barista Parlor

Photo courtesy of Barista Parlor

Barista Parlor - East Nashville, Marathon Village, Germantown and The Gulch

The Deal: Show your sticker for a free drip coffee.

Louie's Wine Dive — 101 17th Ave. S

The Deal: Happy hour specials all night with an "I Voted" sticker. Check the wine board for the evening's specials.

Farm Burger — 4013 Charlotte Ave., Nashville

The Deal: Free order of fries after 12:30 p.m. on Election Day.

Proper Bagel — 2011 Belmont Blvd., Nashville

The Deal: 10 percent off food on Election Day.


Lime scooters


The Deal: Dockless scooter and bike company Lime is offering free rides of up to 30 minutes on Election Day. Just use the code LIME2VOTE18.


The Deal: 50 percent off ride to the polls courtesy of Lyft/Buzzfeed partnership. Provide your zip code for a promo code here.


The Deal: $10 off a one-way ride to the polls with the code VOTE2018. You can find the full rundown here.

Dylan Skye Aycock is a Nashville-based journalist and photographer. As a reporter for Rover, Aycock follows transportation, housing and retail trends, as well as other hyperlocal and city-wide issues that affect residents in Green Hills and Belle Meade.

She previously contributed written and visual content to The Murfreesboro Pulse, American Songwriter Magazine and The Tennessean. Aycock earned a journalism degree from Middle Tennessee State University, where she honed her craft as editor-in-chief of Sidelines, the university's student-run publication. When she's not out on assignment or live-tweeting city council meetings, you can find her discovering new local spots or catching a show at one of Nashville's many music venues.


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