Photo courtesy of the White House
BY JOSHUA BURD
EDISON — Once it’s framed, a sub sandwich bag signed by President Barack Obama will be on display inside the Tastee Sub Shop.
Until then, co-owner Dave Thornton and his staff have plenty to help them remember the president’s visit on this week. Since Obama left around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, the eatery has had the feel of an around-the-clock lunch rush.
“We often have lines, but not all day like that,” Thornton said Thursday outside the Plainfield Avenue business. “Same with today — it started earlier than usual, and it’s more intense than usual.”
The shop “started to get a lunch-time feeling” around 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Thornton said. Normally it starts around 11:30 a.m., he said, depending on the time of year.
And the rush typically slows about 1:30, but that wasn’t the case on Thursday. At 3 p.m., Thornton said he had just called the bakery for a second batch of rolls, something that happens just a few times a year.