When The President Goes Out To Eat, Who Pays For The Food?

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I worked for a President (several actually). In the case of George H.W. Bush (41):

When he went to his favourite Chinese Restaurant, Peking Gourmet Inn, Falls Church, Virginia. He always met other family members there.
他最中意的一家中餐厅位于弗吉尼亚州Fall Church,叫北京珍馐假日酒店,他经常和家人在那里聚餐。

They sat at a special table behind a “Chinese” wooden screen. The Secret Service advised the owners specifically how to change the window to bullet-proof glass.

The President always paid - I am not sure of the legalities of the restaurant giving a “free meal” but there are some.