Every once in a while I read or hear about the POTUS heading out to a local DC restaurant for a nice meal with the family. I assume that the Secret Service checks to make sure the place is safe, and that employees have to go through criminal background checks, but does someone taste the food before it is presented to the President?
In the past presidential candidates have ‘dropped in’ on unsuspecting delicatessens for some special sandwich, and sometimes they even stop for fast food, and I doubt these are planned so apparently it’s a fairly safe thing to do…
But if someone knows the president is coming to dinner in two weeks, and they wanted their name in the newspaper, they could cause all kinds of problems unless someone is checking to make sure the food it safe in advance.
Anybody know how this works in practice?