JENKINTOWN, Pa. – The mayor of a small town in the Philadelphia suburbs can offer a guarantee to his constituents: He won't be going to bed hungry.
Jenkintown Mayor Ed Foley is eating at every one of the town's 24 restaurants Saturday to draw attention to its burgeoning restaurant scene. He said before his 16th stop of the day that he's had to battle "mom guilt" from restaurant staff as he's been eating his way around the borough.
The second-term Democrat says he's not counting calories, but he did weigh himself before starting with a single pancake from IHOP at 6 a.m.
The marketing manager for a Philadelphia insurance company is using the meal marathon to promote Jenkintown's first restaurant week, which starts Tuesday.