President Obama Excites Employees with Surprise Visit to a Local Sandwich Shop
05/24/2012 AT 05:55 AM EDT
"He bought members of Congress hoagies to-go," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "He paid in cash, $80."
Of the purchase, which cost about $20 less than what Obama left, the source says the employees at the sandwich shop, "Yelled in amazement, 'You carry money?'"
They added, "He was in a very good mood. Everyone [at the eatery] agreed he makes you feel like he's your friend and your president!"
– Marisa Laudadio