Prime Minister Harper impresses at Angel's
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Photo by Jason Teakle, Brant News
Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Brant MP Phil McColeman pose for a photo with Angel's Diner staff on Friday.
Staff at a King George Road diner waited on a very high-profile guest during lunch on Friday.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper stopped in at Angel's Diner for a meal following a business roundtable meeting at SC Johnson.
Angel's owner Costa Coutsis said it was exciting to host Canada's prime minister at his diner.
"I was surprised and a bit nervous, but I was very happy to see this happen," Costa said. "My staff were very surprised and excited to see the prime minister come to our restaurant.
"He had a Canadian burger with fries and sampled some Montreal smoked meat."
Angel's general manager John Coutsis said Harper's security personnel arrived at the diner prior to the prime minister to let staff know he would be coming.
"An RCMP officer was sitting at a table ahead of time," John said. "He called me over and said the prime minister will be here soon. He showed up about 45 minutes later.
"It was a shock. It is not every day you see the prime minister of Canada. He was very down to earth and said he enjoyed the food. When he was leaving and posing for photos, he said 'okay everyone, back to work.'"
John said he felt Harper showed a desire to connect with average people by having lunch at Angel's.
"The prime minister showing his affection for everyday Canadian people is really nice to see," John said.