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By Henry Rodgers
Z-Burger, a D.C.-based burger chain, is offering free “nothing burgers” for customers at one of their locations this week.
The burger chain announced Monday that it will give customers a free “nothing burger,” which includes just a hamburger patty and a bun, at its Tenleytown location. The phrase has become common in reference to the assertions from President Donald Trump’s defenders that his son’s meeting with a Russian lawyer was a “nothing burger.”
“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,” Z-Burger’s CEO, Peter Tabibian, said in a statement to a Politico reporter . (RELATED: GOP Rep Calls Trump Jr. Reports A ‘Condiment’ On A ‘Nothing Burger’)
FREE #NothingBurger (plain burger)TuesJuly18 @ Tenley location from 11a-2p w/secret password"Nothing Burger"1/person good for beef/veg/turk
— zburger (@zburger) July 17, 2017
Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting during the 2016 election campaign with a Russian lawyer who allegedly had damaging information on former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton sparked this recent controversy, even though both Trump Jr. and the lawyer have denied that any damning information was exchanged.