Washington, DC – The owner of a group of leading farm food stores recently announced his offer to donate thousands of burgers to next week’s Singapore Summit between the US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
After the North Korean government announced their desire to open a “burger joint” in Pyongyang, Stew Leonard, Jr., CEO of Stew Leonard’s farm fresh food stores, decided “to make peace a little closer by offering to donate 10,000 burgers” to the Trump-Kim peace summit.
“When my family and I learned that Kim Jong-un was a fan of hamburgers, and wanted to open a ‘burger joint’ in their nation’s capital, we figured we could do our part to help make the ‘burger summit’ a reality with Stew Leonard’s new filet mignon burger. We know that food does a great job uniting people and we are excited to play our role in this peace process,” said Leonard, Jr. in a statement to IAT.
According to Stew Leonard’s, which sells over 30 million pounds of beef a year throughout the tri-State area and is known by their symbolic boy-and-cow logo, it offered to donate burgers with “USA” stamped in the middle of them. The farm-fresh donation would be the new filet burger, made by hand in Stew Leonard’s using their Butcher Shoppe’s finest cuts, including their famous filet mignon, short rib and ground chuck. Filet mignon is America’s favorite and would be a great way to kick off the country’s new relationship with North Korea.
Lure of a Hamburger Store
According to media reports, a list of potential concessions by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un includes an offer to open a Western hamburger franchise in Pyongyang as an act of good faith.
Moreover, Donald Trump’s love of burgers has been well-documented in the past, from his reported go-to McDonald’s order of two Big Macs to his request for an American-beef burger during a lunch in Tokyo with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
In 2016 at a campaign rally in Atlanta, Trump said he’d invite Kim to the US for a state dinner, but instead of doing something formal, the two would simply dine on the fast-food American staple. “We should be eating a hamburger on a conference table, and we should make better deals with China and others and forget the state dinners,” Trump was quoted as saying.
Most recently, Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, revealed the president has taken to ordering his burgers with only half a bun “in service to his health.”
More on Stew’s
Stew’s earned its nickname, the “Disneyland of Dairy Stores” because of its country-fair atmosphere, with costumed characters and animated entertainment throughout the store that keep children entertained while parents shop.
According to the Stew Leonard’s, a family business that was founded in 1923, the branches have been visited by several notable celebrities, including Paul Newman, who launched his eponymous salad dressing at the company’s Norwalk location in 1982, as well as Jerry Seinfeld, Martha Stewart, and late-First Lady Barbara Bush, who visited the store while on a campaign stop in New England in the 1980s.