As budget battle negotiations with Congress stretched into a fourth day, President Barack Obama made a local lunch stop.
Obama was accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden on a trip to the 1750 Pennsylvania Ave NW Taylor Gourmet location in Washington. According to pool reports, both men did the short walk from the White House on foot. Obama was greeted by some cheers that included "hang tough Mr President" and "you're doing the right thing."
Obama praised the sandwich shop, which has been giving furloughed workers 10 percent discounts and free cookies. He encouraged Congress to take "cues from folks like this," referring to the generosity of the restaurant's discount.
On a positive note, it appears there is something Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) can agree on.
Common ground: John Boehner really likes Taylor Gourmet.
— Brendan Buck (@Brendan_Buck) October 4, 2013
Below, photos from Obama's trip to Taylor Gourmet:
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