The two made an unscheduled lunch stop Tuesday at independent burger joint Ray's Hell Burger in Arlington, Virginia.
Crowds filled the parking lot and lined the streets as the leaders ordered inside.
Biden took the lead ordering a swiss cheese burger with jalapeños and a root beer.
Obama opted for a basic cheddar cheese burger, with mustard, hold the ketchup, and a bottle of water. Disappointed at first when told that the restaurant didn't carry French fries, Obama decided to go with an order of the restaurant's special cheese and tater puffs.
Before settling his tab Obama made sure that the press did not go hungry. "Who wants a burger?" Obama asked.
The cashier offered lunch on the house, but the president declined saying, "We're paying, or these people [the press] are gonna write about how we're free-loading."
I LOVE THIS GUY!
awesome....its a great burger joint.
yes I'll take a big mac for myself, and the vice prez will have the fish sandwich, and give me 12 happy meals for the security detail. Great to see that the President is human TOP that GOP !!!!!!
Man, you just can't beat press like that. Looks like he's a good tipper, too.
He truly is a man of the people
Now the question is whether Obama paid out of his pocket or the tax payers paid for those burger given to the public?
What kind of burger place asks how well you want it done? It's either raw or cooked!
They are exceptionally well experienced at sneaking around.
Well done president Obama. Nothing wrong with going out for a burger. You are human too.
Ok, so they got some burgers. Where are they jobs??? We need work!!!
OMG! ... I am loving this! I can NOT stop smiling.
I can NOT stop LAUGHING thinking how the GOP and Fox News cover this jajaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Now I'm yearning for a burger .. my prez is so cool!
Let the hateful comments begin – first it will be the haters that believe the President should never take time to eat when we have so many problems to solve. Next it will be PETA because they have to put in their two cents on everything. So bring it on haters... let's see what you have.
I for one think it's refreshing to see our nation's leader enjoying a juicy burger for lunch.
Why does the media cover this?
Like I need the news to tell me democrats freeload... LOL
I love my President and Joe too....they are so down to earth.
Megalomania at it's finest.....guess townhall season is over for now..
I really like these guys–what a breath of fresh air. Smart, engaged, and real people too. Yes we can!
I know the business was elated for this visit, and President Obama was honorable to pay instead of accepting the offer not to pay.
How did they pay? With the taxpayers' money?
wcmillionairre May 5th, 2009 3:11 pm ET
Shouldn't these guys be working?
wow ... you are so ........... bitter
God bless our president and his beautiful family and God bless the United States of America!!
I love these guys! I know this really isn't news but it's great that they get out and support local businesses. That place is going to gain a ton of business because of one stop by the pres and vp.
Wcmillionarie.....Im sure you eat lunch everyday dont you?
the stupidity in some people amaze me.
Way to go Mr. President and Mr. Vice President! I think I will have the same today. I love this new administration. They are so uplifting and promising. I'm glad we have a president who doesn't mind paying the bill.