No Special Treatment for President Obama at Taylor Gourmet

POTUS and VEEP bought hoagies and cookies at eatery near White House.

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President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden order lunch at a Taylor Gourmet sandwich shop near the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.
The president and vice president stepped out of the White House on a surprise and rare off-campus stroll to grab lunch at a Taylor Gourmet sandwich shop.

President Obama made his second trip to a Taylor Gourmet location, a D.C. chain specializing in Philadelphia-style sandwiches, this time with Vice President Joe Biden in tow. At lunchtime Friday, the duo walked down Pennsylvania Avenue and ducked into their local sandwich shop, giving kudos to Taylor's for giving a 10 percent discount to furloughed federal workers. (The president and vice president received no such discount since they're working, Whispers has learned.)

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POTUS once again chose a hoagie from the turkey menu. He selected the Race Street with roasted turkey, prosciutto, pesto and mozzarella cheese. Last time he went with the Spruce Street, also a turkey and prosciutto sandwich, but with red peppers and sharp provolone. Biden opted for a selection from the shop's cold cuts menu, a 9th Street sandwich with salami, capicola, prosciutto and parmesan. Both men ordered cookies.

Obama first visited Taylor Gourmet in May 2012 and hosted a small business roundtable at the restaurant's 14th Street location. Afterward, he brought sandwiches back to the White House to share with Congressional leaders. House Speaker John Boehner's Press Secretary Brendan Buck made note of that on Twitter. "For those calling for a sandwich summit, they already gave that a go last year," Buck wrote. "Common ground: John Boehner really likes Taylor Gourmet," Buck also tweeted.

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