Donald Trump’s fan runs burger restaurant in honor of former president
If you had planned to open a burger restaurant in honor of Donald Trump, sadly someone beat you up.
Yes, the Trump Burger is a real thing and it’s actually very popular.
The dinner opened in Texas in 2020, when the former president was in office before Democrat Joe Biden took office.
Roland Benny runs the restaurant – he’s a second-generation Lebanese-American who, as you might guess, loves Trump.
Located about an hour from Houston, the restaurant is literally a Trump glow, with everything from ‘Trump 2024’ flags on the walls to business stands selling slogan tees.
As if it was not clear that the establishment is a memorial dedicated to the 45th President of the United States, all employees wear Trump shirts.
Oh, and the real burger buns are branded with his surname.
Speaking to the Houston Chronicle, owner Benny said the location is an “amazing spot” for “Trump-backed stuff,” and it’s an area where he “feels like home.”
Singing Trump’s praises, he said: ‘Being an immigrant from a place where everything is bad and you work for about $200 (£164), you can find someone like him to support the country and the economy. Looking to improve. I being an entrepreneur, I appreciate what he did’.
The restaurant entrepreneur told how he was born in Boston and moved to Lebanon at the age of six to study.
He returned to the US with his family in 2019, opening Trump Burgers the following year.
Naturally, the response to online restaurants has been interesting.
Not everyone is on board with the Beanie-like concept, with social media users describing it as ‘terrible’.
One person tweeted, ‘I have never seen any other Republican President behave this way.
Benny has admitted that he received ‘too many bad calls’ after first opening his doors, complaining that the complainant wanted to ‘burn the place down’.
He said: ‘It was scary at first, but we don’t have those calls anymore. We have a great follower, and not all of them are Trump supporters. They come for food and service.’
Managers are also hoping that the former US leader himself will pay a visit because, despite not being associated with the Trump Organization, a portion of the proceeds from the restaurant goes to his fundraising campaign.
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