"If you ordered from Lafayette Coney Island today, your food may have been prepared by a familiar face," Gretchen Whitmer tweets after a brief turn at Lafayette Coney Island's grill and serving counter Thursday afternoon.
"Had a blast learning the ropes from Lafayette’s incredible staff," the governor adds, "and was thrilled to see how Michigan businesses are ensuring the safety of their employees and customers."
She wore a snazzy, custom mask with a clear panel sewn into a Michigan outline pattern -- all the better to smile at the real workers, surprised patrons and an aide's lens. (For politicians, cameras are as mandatory as face masks.)
The legendary location chosen for the goodwill visit has been a downtown mainstay since 1924, when Greek immigrants Bill Keros opened it next to his brother Gust's place, American Coney Island.
Family tradition is behind Whitmer's choice, she tells Tim Pamplin of WDIV:
"This is where my dad brought me growing up. That's what I knew.
"We're going to go [next door] and say hi after I'm done here. This isn't about endorsements, but this is where I grew up, so this is where I came."
Here are two more
promos souvenirs from Whitmer's social media team: