Thunder Burger Dishes Up Top Chef Presidential Food Picks for Inauguration

Thunder Burger Dishes Up Top Chef Presidential Food Picks for Inauguration

The Presidential inauguration is just around the corner. Millions of people will be scrambling to see the President, the historical sites, and the food. Food plays a big role in any high-profile event, including the Presidential inauguration. As a result, many local restaurants will be making their Presidential picks for a feast fitting of the highest office in the land.


“Picking the Presidential meal is a fun and challenging task that we look forward to,” explains Ryan Fichter, Executive Chef of Thunder Burger. “In our pick, we wanted to incorporate a little of the President’s Hawaiian roots. We think this is a meal that the First Family would enjoy, as well as those looking for an authentic inauguration meal.”


Chef Ryan’s Presidential meal pick for the 2013 inauguration includes:

•       An appetizer of Hawaiian-style Ahi poke (pronounced poh-keh), which is a long-time favorite on the islands.

•       The burger for the President would feature the local moco, which is two scoops of rice with a burger patty on top, then topped with two fried eggs over easy, and then further topped with brown gravy.

•       The burger pick for the first lady would be the salmon burger with watercress, topped with heirloom tomato and herbed cucumber yogurt sauce.

•       For dessert there would be macadamia nut pie, served alongside Kona-coffee ice cream.


“This is one meal that the first family would love,” added Fichter. “It is authentic and tasty, and it has a little bit of home in every bite. Those who want to try this meal can stop by Thunder Burger the week of the inauguration. We will proudly be serving up this Presidential pick.”


In addition to serving 15 different burger options, their menu features such dishes as salads, appetizers, sandwiches, steak, fish and chips, crab cakes, ribs, salmon, and more. Thunder Burger is located at 3056 M. St., NW in Washington D.C. Their hours are Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m., Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 a.m., Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 a.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Along with daily dining, they also offer private event hosting and gift cards. Information and reservations can be obtained online at

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