We all know nurses are an incredibly important part of our healthcare system, and seeing this week is National Nurses Week, here are some deals nurses can take advantage of right here in Rochester.

According to the USA Today story, National Nurses Week runs through this Saturday, May 12th, which marks the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.

And the nursing, by the way, has been named the Most-Trusted Professional for the last 16 years running by a Gallup poll, the story says. "The poll showed 82% of Americans describe nurses' ethics as high or very high. By comparison, 60% rated members of Congress as low or very low for honesty and ethical standards," the story noted.

So well, done, nurses! Thanks for all you do! Here are some businesses USA Today says are offering specials for you this week:

Chipotle: Nurses, mark your calendars for June 5. With a work ID, get a buy-one-get-one free on burritos, bowls, salads and orders of tacos. 

CinnabonThrough May 12, nurses get one free Cinnabon Classic Roll, MiniBon Roll or a four-count BonBites when they show their badge at participating locations.

Potbelly Sandwich ShopThrough Saturday, show your medical ID or wear your scrubs for a free fountain drink or cookie with the purchase of a sandwich or salad. Limited to one per customer.

More deals: Individual franchises of national chains including Chick-fil-A might also have freebies and specials for nurses. Locally-owned businesses also will honor nurses and one of the easiest ways to find out is to check restaurants' social media channels.

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