May 29, 2009

Order up! Obama hits another burger joint

President Barack Obama satisfied another burger fix Friday, this time chowing down at Five Guys in Washington.

Obama ordered burger and sandwiches for himself and members of his staff and media, including a NBC News crew shadowing the president for a day-in-the-life documentary to air next week.

Obama, his staff and reporters assigned to him arrived at Five Guys -- as cries of delight and repeated Oh, my God! Oh, my God! filled the air.

The jacketless commander in chief began ordering with his preference -- one cheeseburger and one fries for me. Jalapeno, tomato, mustard. ... Plus lettuce. -- as aides Reggie Love and Marvin Nicholson passed along to him requests from the crew.

Obama rattled off the other orders, took a number -- 41 -- and milled about the restaurant, talking to patrons and posing for pictures.

After his number was called, Obama went to claim his burgers and such, taking time to pose for a group picture with Five Guys staff before taking off with two large brown paper bags.

Obama visited Ray's Hell Burger in Arlington, Va., a few weeks ago.