Are you in the D.C. area today looking for a cheap meal? Restaurant chain Z-Burger is offering free “Nothing Burgers” at its Tenleytown neighborhood location today from 11:00am to 2:00pm.
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
Don’t expect to get stuffed, however. The “Nothing Burger” is a simple plain burger – just a hamburger patty and a bun. The limited offer also comes with a veggie or turkey patty for you health-nut types.
Speaking to Politico, Z-Burger’s CEO Peter Tabibian explained: “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.”
Of course, the move by Z-Burger is in reference to the controversy surrounding alleged Russia/Trump collusion. Democrats have frantically tried to find a connection between the Trump campaign and Kremlin-connected individuals. White House staffers and Trump allies have referred to the accusations as a “nothing burger.”