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Investigation Reveals President Obama's Favorite Restaurant

The dining habits of Barack "I Won Both of Them" Obama have always been a matter of public fascination. Everyone freaked out when he went to Chipotle for a beanless burrito bowl, and when he made a Five Guys pit stop with Brian Williams before that. Time ambitiously decided to delve into all his documented meals for an exhaustive "State of Obama's Plate" report -- and uncovered the prez's favorite restaurant in the process.

According to Time's research, the honor goes to Alan Wong's of Honolulu. Obama has logged six dinners at the Asian fusion spot since taking office in 2008. While that might not seem like much, the man has only dined once at most of the 104 restaurants in the report, so six visits is a big deal. Apparently he's a big fan of the soy-braised short ribs, which he typically orders while on winter vacation with the First Lady.

Time also confirmed Obama's deep love of burgers (it's his "go-to" lunch) and revealed his most frequent dining companions ("Michelle and friends" -- better luck next time, Biden). There's a whole mess of beautiful infographics in the report, so go waste a few minutes stalking the POTUS-approved menus.

Kristin Hunt is a Food/Drink staff writer for Thrillist, and is proud to have a president who appreciates Shake Shack and Five Guys. Follow her at @kristin_hunt.