The mayor of Jenkintown, a small town in the Philadelphia suburbs, completed a new campaign to highlight the town’s variation of restaurants, by eating at all of them in one day!
Several new restaurants have opened in Jenkintown in the past few years and more are preparing to open in the next few months.
Mayor Ed Foley was surprised that there were in fact 24 restaurants now populating less than a single square mile, a big change from the town’s single restaurant 20 years ago.
It took Ed only 15 minutes to walk from place to place, giving him a short break from eating.
Ed tried to limit his order at each restaurant to leave room for the next stop, ordering simple snacks like an egg with bacon, a cupcake and one pancake.
However, some restaurants were eager to impress and turned Ed’s simple orders of rice and beans into matzo ball soup, ribs, macaroni and cheese and collard greens.
At the end of the day, Ed was proud to announce that he ate everything he was served at every stop. He definitely won’t have gone to bed hungry that night!
Article written by D Mulhern