A Washington-based burger chain is offering free “nothing burgers” for customers this week.
Z-Burger announced Monday that it would offer customers a “Nothing Burger” consisting solely of a hamburger patty and a bun at Z-Burger’s Tenleytown location, in reference to the frequent refrain from President Trump’s defenders that his son’s meeting with a Russian lawyer was a “nothing burger.”
Customers have to say the password “nothing burger” to redeem the deal.
In a news release, Z-Burger founder Peter Tabibian explained the offer.
“For years, when someone ordered a plain burger, I have always yelled out the order as as ’nothing burger’ to my cooks, so I think that I actually invented the term,” Tabibian said.
FREE #NothingBurger (plain burger)TuesJuly18 @ Tenley location from 11a-2p w/secret password”Nothing Burger”1/person good for beef/veg/turk
— Z-Burger (@zburger) July 17, 2017
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— Hadas Gold (@Hadas_Gold) July 17, 2017
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In an interview last week, Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) said reporting by The New York Times about the meeting was “maybe some condiment on this nothing…