Obama’s Favorite Burger Restaurant Closes Two Locations
It’s possible that Barack Obama might start to develop a complex – what with nose-diving approval ratings, a crumbling economy, international scandal, and now – his favorite D.C. burger joint is closing.
Ray’s Hell-Burger and its sister restaurant, Ray’s Hell-Burger Too, are closing their doors forever, Washingtonian reported Wednesday.
The cult-followed burger joints, helmed by acclaimed chef Michael Landrum, announced their temporary closure due to a “landlord-tenant dispute” in January.
But the real estate company responsible for the properties, located in Rosslyn’s Colonial Village Shopping Center, confirmed that the two shuttered units are indeed now available for lease.
While Obama didn’t hold any financial stake in the two burger joints, he did help raise awareness of them with a couple of dinners there.
Ray’s Hell-Burger rose to international prominence after President Barack Obama dined there twice; first with Vice President Joe Biden in 2009 and again with Russian president Dmitry Medvedev a year later.
My guess is that Obama won’t have to look too far for something good to eat; Rumor has it that the White House kitchen staff serves some pretty good meals!