AKRON, Ohio -- President Barack Obama started the second day of his “Betting on America” bus tour with a breakfast stop at Ann's Place on South Hawkins Avenue.
Mr. Obama was joined by three Goodyear workers, Rick Nixon, who has worked for Goodyear for nearly 20 years, Jim DiFalco, who has worked at the plant since 1992, and Keith Ross, who has worked there for 14 years.
According to the president's press office, Obama spoke with the workers about steps he has taken to protect American workers from unfair trade practices.
The president and his motorcade left the Double Tree Hotel in Fairlawn at 7:53 a.m. and headed out for breakfast, which caused traffic to come to a standstill on I-77.
The traveling press pool with the president reports that Obama ordered two eggs over easy, bacon and wheat toast. He added grits at a waitress' suggestion.
"What's going on?" Obama asked after bounding off his campaign bus and entering the small diner.
The president shook everyone's hand as they paused from plates of pancakes and eggs.
"Keep up the good work," one diner called out.
"Thanks for joining me," Obama said as he sat at the corner of the counter.
From Akron the president will now travel to Boardman, where he will tour Summer Garden Food Manufacturing.