Obama, Biden waited in line to lunch on burgers

May 6th, 2009 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI  

Barack Obama Arlington (Virginia), May 6 (ANI): US President Barack Obama and his deputy Joe Biden in order to show that they’re still in touch with the people waited in line for a big juicy burger.

They went in their motorcade across the Potomac River into Virginia, and pulled up outside 1713 Wilson Blvd. The popular joint in a plain Arlington strip mall has no sign, but neighbours know it houses Ray’s Hell Burger, and the eatery is famous for its premium aged 10-ounce hamburgers as for its bare-bones decor.

Obama purchased burgers not only for himself and Biden, but also for several members of the press pool that tailed him to lunch across the Potomac. Cheeseburgers at Ray’s retail at 7.95 dollars, and Obama deposited a five dollars bill in the tip jar.

With lunch in their hand, Obama and Biden sat atop stools, like most of the other customers.

A few of those customers remained in the small, burgers-only joint to savour the moment and finish their meal after Obama left.

“I had lunch with the president,” exclaimed Robert Gooch to nobody in particular.

Another customer proudly showed off the cell phone camera shot he took of the jacket-less Obama and Biden chowing down together.

Michael Landrum, the burger joint’s owner, was ecstatic after the visit, calling it “one of the greatest days of my life. I guess he was missing some good food from Chicago.”

Landrum went back behind the counter to keep pushing out burgers, but took the time to greet another storeowner in the small Rosslyn strip. (ANI)

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