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These Restaurants Really, Really Want Diners to Break Their Resolutions

Don't diet. Eat churros.

Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

New Year's Resolutions: the bane of a restaurant owner's existence. How to convince diners to inhale that 1,400 calorie, deep-fried lunch when they're avoiding carbs, abstaining from alcohol or cooking for themselves at home right now?

The tension is real, and is brought to life on restaurant social media accounts. Whether they're promoting extra eating ("more brunch in 2016!"), urging diners to break their vows immediately, or putting out sentiments like "gyms are for quitters," it's funny to see restaurants combat the surge of January vigilance. Here are just a few examples spotted around D.C. (many of them tongue-in-cheek, of course):

Our new chorizo and clam paella dish is worth breaking any New Year's resolution.

Posted by Heavy Seas Alehouse Arlington on Monday, January 4, 2016

The gym's gonna be busy today. (In case you needed a reason to skip it.)

Posted by Lebanese Taverna Restaurant Group on Saturday, January 2, 2016

Chuck-ism #364:My new year's resolution is to be more optimistic by keeping my cup half-full with either rum, vodka, or whiskey.

Posted by The Celebrity Delly on Saturday, January 2, 2016

2016 resolution: #brunch more { : @girlmeetsfood } #dcbrunch #dceats #lediplomate

Posted by Le Diplomate on Saturday, January 2, 2016

Our New Year's resolution is to eat more brunch. What's yours?(Photo: breyanalyn)

Posted by DC Harvest on Saturday, January 2, 2016

We've got your cure for post-holiday blues with 2016 resolved, a month of events centered around five fun social...

Posted by Denizens Brewing Co on Friday, January 1, 2016

New Year’s resolution for 2016:Let’s hit the ground running…and grab some churros for the road!Coffee and Champagne ~...

Posted by Boqueria on Friday, January 1, 2016

Now that those 24 hours of resolutions are over, you know where to come. Choose #happiness, choose #bacon. #muffinup

A photo posted by Uprising Muffin Company (@uprisingmuffins) on