Obama Goes For Friday Five Guys With Brian Williams

Another burger joint down in president's lunchtime quest

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    President Barack Obama ponders the existence of ketchup.

    President Obama continued his D.C.-area burger tour Friday with a trip to Five Guys near Nationals Stadium.

    This time, instead of taking regular Friday lunch buddy Joe Biden, he took NBC anchor Brian Williams and his crew, who were following the president around all day for a "day in the life" segment.

    Obama Takes NBC's Brian Williams to Five Guys

    [DC] Obama Takes NBC's Brian Williams to Five Guys
    Citizens who haven't been keeping their eyes peeled for the president around burger joints after his trip to Ray's Hell Burger are more likely to, now, as a burger run to Five Guys suggests Barack Obama might make this a habit. (Published Friday, May 29, 2009)

    According to the White House press report, there was a huge scream from people outside when the president and company pulled up.

    The president ordered a cheeseburger and fries, and once again he dissed ketchup.  He picked jalapenos, tomato, lettuce and mustard for his burger.

    Obama Places Five Guys Order

    [DC] Obama Places Five Guys Order
    The president places his order at Five Guys. (Published Friday, May 29, 2009)

    After ordering, Obama walked around the restaurant saying hello to some customers while eating peanuts, which are a staple snack at Five Guys.

    When asked by one customer how his presidency has gone so far, he said it has been about what he thought it would be like.

    Obama Mingles With Five Guys Crowd

    [DC] Obama Mingles With Five Guys Crowd
    The president shells some peanuts while mingling with the Five Guys crowd. (Published Friday, May 29, 2009)

    "More problems than I thought, because we didn't know the economy was going to collapse," the president said while chucking some peanut shells.

    Obama visited Ray's Hell Burger in Arlington, Va., a few weeks ago. First lady Michelle Obama took her staff to another Five Guys in Washington earlier this year.

    Obama Picks Up His Order

    [DC] Obama Picks Up His Order
    The president picks up his order and is out the door ... but not before one more picture. (Published Friday, May 29, 2009)