Washington DC: President Obama occasionally enjoys a good cheeseburger, while espousing healthy eating and exercise such as playing basketball.
The president made another quick lunchtime stop at Five Guys, a fast-food restaurant in Washington DC, ordering a cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato, jalapeno peppers, and mustard. Several other cheeseburgers were wrapped up to go. First lady Michelle recently confided she had slipped out of the White House to go to a Five Guys restaurant without anyone noticing, hence the cheeseburgers to go.
President Obama has taken Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to Ray's Hell Burger, just outside of Washington DC in Virginia, to grab one of his favorite cheeseburgers. President Obama and Vice President Biden have also been seen eating cheeseburgers at Ray's Hell Burger.
A number of years ago Senator Obama used to go to Five Guys and a cafe called Ray's Veggie Burger, when they were both health food restaurants, for lunch consisting of a garden salad, a Brussels sprout sandwich and a banana for dessert. The proprietors of both eating establishments complained that business was pretty dismal, to which Senator Obama opined "you need to serve cheeseburgers!"
Despite their burger runs, the Obama's are big believers in healthy eating. The first lady has a vegetable garden at the White House, so the president can still enjoy garden salads and Brussels sprout sandwiches anytime, but no bananas. Some of the vegetables are also served to the White House staff and to guests at diplomatic receptions.