The Bloomin Onion is a longtime staple at Outback Steakhouse.

The Bloomin Onion is a longtime staple at Outback Steakhouse. Credit: Outback Steakhouse

Though the pandemic is hitting its ninth month, these discounts for health care and hospitality workers are still as valid as ever.

Here are five places to catch a break:

Outback Steakhouse (multiple locations): Nurses, doctors, medical staff, police, firefighters and first responders get 10% off their check all day, every day. The offer excludes alcohol and valid ID must be shown. Call ahead for hours. More info:

Sur Argentinian Steakhouse (314 New York Ave., Huntington): Front-line health care workers are eligible for a 15% discount. Must show ID. It's open 7 days a week, from noon to 10 p.m. More info: 631-470-6300,

ZA (2 North Park Ave., Rockville Centre): This late-night pizzeria is providing hospital staff, police, firefighters and EMS workers with 10% off their checks. It's open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays from 5 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Thursdays to Saturdays it's open from 5 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. (It's other location is at 3601 Merrick Rd., Seaford; 516-785-5283.) More info: 516-678-5283,

Pop’s Pizza (1021 Portion Rd., Ronkonkoma): Between 11:30 a.m. and 8 p.m., first responders receive a 15% discount on their pickup orders. Must show ID. More info: 631-736-3957,

Organic Krush (multiple locations): Michelle Walrath and Fran Paniccia, the women behind this health-focused eatery, are offering a 10% discount to health care workers who show their ID. They have outposts in Woodbury, Rockville Centre, Plainview, Roslyn and Amagansett, which is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Call ahead for store hours. More info:

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