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Burgers and bagels give Politicians' food for thought

By Margaret Canning

Burgers are a form of fast food many of us are partial to - and when it comes to food as a political football, few can resist its everyman appeal.

Five Guys is an all-American brand priding itself on a no-freezer policy in its outlets, cooking only with fresh ingredients and using peanut oil.

Such is its wholesome appeal that cheeseburger fan and US President Barack Obama enjoyed a lengthy photo opportunity in a Five Guys in Washington - and his wife also admitted that she had sneaked out of the White House to visit her nearest branch.

Not to be undone, David Cameron showed up with his wife in a Five Guys in Solihull, where he posed with staff but didn't leave a tip.

Chancellor George Osborne attracted flak when he came out as a fan of Byron Burger, where a burger costs up to £8 and fries up to £3. He protested that McDonald's doesn't deliver, and he was working late.

When Five Guys opens in Belfast in a matter of months, who will be the first of our politicians to succumb? The bets are on!

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