A few days into the job, and President Joe Biden has already made his first restaurant visit. After attending mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Church on Sunday, his motorcade made a bagel pitstop at Call Your Mother in Georgetown, according to pool reports. The President didn’t actually get out of the vehicle—a Secret Service agent ducked in to pick up the order. But Biden did wave to the small crowd that quickly gathered at the scene.
President Biden just left @CYM_DC in Georgetown after leaving mass at Holy Trinity. A Secret Service agent placed and picked up the order. Biden never exited his motorcade but did wave to a crowd of cheering onlookers. @nbcwashington pic.twitter.com/HbKnvr8sjm
— Tom Lynch (@TomLynch_) January 24, 2021
Call Your Mother is co-owned by Jeff Zients, who oversees the administration’s Covid-19 response. The wealthy businessman has a background as a CEO and management consultant across a range of industries and previously worked in the Obama White House. Looking to fulfill a lifelong dream of opening up a Jewish deli, he teamed up with Timber Pizza owners Andrew Dana and Daniela Moreira in 2017 to open the bagel destination, which now has three locations. Fun fact: Zients apparently wanted to name the place “Apples & Honey.”
“What a GREAT Sunday surprise! Thrilled to have an admin again who will love all that DC has to offer — starting with sesame bagels!! Come back anytime @JoeBiden,” Call Your Mother tweeted.
Biden has now visited the same number of restaurants that Donald Trump did in his entire four years in office. The former President never dined anywhere in DC other than the steakhouse in his Pennsylvania Avenue hotel.