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A Burger a Day in May: Burgers President Obama Has Eaten

POTUS has eaten his fair share of Washington-area hamburgers, hasn’t he? Let’s have a look back.

Official White House photograph by Pete Souza.

We all know the man the Obama Foodorama blog dubbed the “commander in beef” is a fan of burgers. While he didn’t accompany his wife on her controversy-stirring visit to Shake Shack, there’s been no shortage of Washington-area photo ops featuring POTUS digging into juicy patties.

Here’s a look back at some of the local beefwiches our President has enjoyed.

January 2012: President Obama heads to Scion in Dupont Circle to dine with winners of his Lunch with Barack fundraising sweepstakes. His order: a cheeseburger and fries.

August 2011: POTUS treats staffers working on our debt woes to burgers at Good Stuff Eatery, but does not opt for his namesake sandwich, the Prez Obama. Instead he orders a “cheddar cheese burger, well done, with mustard, lettuce, and tomato and a side of fries” according to ABC News.

June 2010: Obama takes Russian president Dmitry Medvedev out for lunch at Ray’s Hell-Burger, where he demonstrates his famously circumspect nature: “I’m gonna have … cheddar cheese … some of the sautéed onions. Let me have lettuce and tomato. And I’ll have—what kind of pickles do you guys have? I’m gonna go for the sweet. They’re not too sweet, though? Is one order of fries enough for both of us?”

That isn’t his first visit to Ray’s—POTUS visited the Arlington burger spot with Joe Biden in May 2009, too.

May 2009: POTUS stops by Five Guys for a “cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato, jalapeño peppers, and mustard.” Other burger beneficiaries of this visit: members of the President’s staff and Brian Williams, who was shooting a segment with Obama for NBC’s Nightly News.

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