Ray's Hell Burger: Obama and Medvedev have 'historic' hamburger summit
Ray's Hell Burger meeting: Obama and Medvedev talks stopped on Thursday for a lunch break at a hamburger restaurant in northern Virginia.
| Arlington, Virginia
Talk about a meaty agenda.
President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev took a break from bilateral meetings at the White House on Thursday to make a burger run.
Traveling by motorcade, the two presidents ventured to Ray's Hell Burger in Arlington, Va., a popular hamburger joint just outside the nation's capital. Obama ate there last year with Vice President Joe Biden.
A cheer went up from customers when the presidents walked in.
During their meal, Obama and Medvedev sat at a table with their interpreters, sharing a conversation through them.
The U.S. president had a cheeseburger with cheddar cheese, onion, lettuce, tomato and pickles. His Russian counterpart had a cheeseburger with cheddar, onion, jalapenos and mushrooms. Obama drank ice tea, Medvedev sipped a Coke, and they split fries.
Both leaders were in a shirt sleeves on a sweltering summer day. Other customers were seen enjoying their own meals and largely leaving the presidents alone.
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