AKRON, Ohio - President Obama continued his bus tour Friday morning, stopping at a local Akron restaurant for breakfast and causing gridlock on I-77.
The president dined at Ann’s Place on South Hawkins Avenue in Akron, ordering two eggs over easy, bacon, wheat toast and adding grits at his waitress' suggestion, according to a White House pool report.
Obama went around and shook hands with diners chowing down on pancakes and eggs before taking a seat at the corner of the counter. Toni Watkins, a waitress at the restaurant for 23 years, took his order and served him. Andrea Hubbard, Toni's niece, said she will always remember the day she cooked for President Obama.
The White House said the president ate with three long-time Goodyear workers -- Rick Nixon, Jim DiFalco and Keith Ross
Obama’s impromptu breakfast stop caused traffic headaches for many drivers in the area.
I-77 north and south were shut down for the presidential motorcade. Traffic came to a standstill and drivers got out of their cars to take pictures and video.
NewsChannel5 viewer Brandon Campbell ( @Ruprect ) tweeted us this video he took of the motorcade going down I-77.
Campbell said he sat in the halted traffic for a half hour.
Thursday, Obama made another unscheduled stop, visiting Ziggy's in Amherst for a couple beers before heading to Parma for an evening event.
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