LEWISBURG \u2014 Gov. Jim Justice disputed many aspects of a recent profile in Forbes, but not a couple of juicy tidbits in Paragraph 1.\r\n\r\n\u201cHe has a sandwich named after him at the local Arby\u2019s, while at Hardees there hangs a handwritten note: \u2018Hardees Gals \u2014 Please take care of Big Jim \u2014 A great guy \u2014 Donald J. Trump.\u2019 \u201d\r\n\r\nJustice has long made his appreciation of fast food a mainstay of his rhetoric. Whether he is discussing politics or policy, Justice is likely to allude to Arby\u2019s, Hardee\u2019s, Wendy\u2019s or Applebee\u2019s.\r\n\r\nDescribing West Virginia\u2019s budget troubles two years ago, Justice mixed convenience food references with an allegory about a dangerous reptile.\r\n\r\nHe was urging an audience of legislators to snap out of routine and recognize a financial emergency.\r\n\r\n\u201cYou\u2019ve got your leg jammed down a crocodile\u2019s mouth, and absolutely you\u2019re trying to figure out whether you\u2019re going to Wendy\u2019s or Applebee\u2019s tonight,\u201d Justice said.\r\n\r\n\u201cYou best better worry about the crocodile that\u2019s about to inhale you. Because that\u2019s what you\u2019ve got.\u201d\r\nA Washington Post profile from shortly after Justice bought The Greenbrier resort out of bankruptcy included an extended scene with the billionaire at a local Applebee\u2019s.\r\n\r\nBut are the latest revelations truly the case?\r\nIs there a sandwich named after West Virginia\u2019s governor that state residents could try for themselves?\r\nIs there a a document signed by President Donald Trump, alluding to Justice\u2019s Hardee\u2019s habit?\r\nFact checkers gotta fact check, so MetroNews checked it out.\r\nBesides, MetroNews was hungry.\r\nJim Justice signature sandwich at Arby\u2019s\r\nFact check: Partially true\r\n\r\nThe first stop was the Arby\u2019s off the Lewisburg exit, which would be along Justice\u2019s travel route from his home toward Interstate 64, leading to the Capitol in Charleston.\r\n\r\nI approached the counter and first studied the menu board. There was a marketing push for King\u2019s Hawaiian sandwiches, stacked high with meats. There was a deal on gyros, curving around more succulent delights.\r\n\r\nBut Justice\u2019s name was not specifically on the board. We have the meats, but not any specifically named for the governor.\r\n\r\nPuzzled, I approached the counter and learned why that is the case. Restaurant staff directed me toward an Arby\u2019s employee named Penny, who is regarded as most familiar with the governor\u2019s daily order.\r\n\r\n\u201cIt\u2019s something different\u201d every time the governor swings by, Penny said. \u201cWhatever the mood is.\u201d\r\nEncouraged to offer specifics, she elaborated: \u201cIt\u2019s turkey, lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, extra crispy bacon, wheat bread. It\u2019s roast beef, lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise. Caramel cookie, chocolate cookie. Sometimes regular roast beef.\u201d\r\nI wanted to try what the governor eats, so I ordered a double roast beef with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise. The sandwich was piled high with thinly-sliced beef. I removed the tomatoes because I do not like the fruit of the deadly nightshade. I thought the mayonnaise was a bit much.\r\n\r\nArby\u2019s staff told me Justice orders a large Diet Coke. I like Coke Zero better, so I made a slight variation in the order. I forgot to order a cookie and was still slightly hungry when I finished dining. I found myself wishing the governor likes fries or jalapeno poppers.\r\n\r\nThis meal might not be \u201cThe Jim Justice,\u201d but the net-net of the whole thing is, you have options if you want to eat like West Virginia\u2019s governor at Arby\u2019s.\r\n\r\nThe double roast beef sandwich and a big fountain drink costs $8.03.\r\nSigned letter from Donald Trump, referencing Justice, at Hardee\u2019s\r\nFact check: Not fake news\r\n\r\nNext stop was Hardee\u2019s, which is just across the highway. I proved this detail immediately, just by looking on the wall. The note from the president to the Hardee\u2019s staff, referencing \u201cBig Jim\u201d has been mounted for all to see.\r\n\r\nAt Hardee\u2019s, the staff told me to talk to a manager named Shirley. She said the presidential note came about this way:\r\nPresident Trump dines on KFC.\r\n\u201cJim Justice came through and we just told him to tell Trump \u2018hi\u2019 because he was going to be at The Greenbrier and then that evening Jim Justice brought the letter to us,\u201d Shirley said.\r\n\r\nTrump is another fast food enthusiast.\r\n\r\n\u201cI was pretty excited. I like Trump,\u201d Shirley said, laughing. \u201cTrump\u2019s the man.\u201d\r\nThe staff at Hardee\u2019s then opened up about other details of Justice\u2019s frequent visits.\r\n\r\nHe is a regular in the mornings. Sometimes, usually during turkey hunting season, this can be quite early. In those instances, Justice is part of a daybreak dining entourage.\r\n\r\n\u201cEverybody going turkey hunting in the morning will drive through the drive through. We\u2019re not open so it doesn\u2019t beep in our ear, so he knocks on the window. Scares the [budget veto prop] out of us,\u201d said another Hardee\u2019s employee, Kenzie, who has the early-morning shift.\r\n\r\nAt that hour, Hardee\u2019s employees said, Justice usually gets a biscuit with egg and sausage so browned that it\u2019s nearly burned. They said he might return for more sausage sandwiches later on.\r\n\r\n\u201cDark sausage and egg biscuits,\u201d Shirley said. \u201cHe doesn\u2019t eat lunch here much.\u201d\r\nBut that doesn\u2019t mean Justice won\u2019t place another order as the day goes on.\r\n\r\nA plain beef patty from Hardee\u2019s is a regular delicacy for the governor\u2019s dog, restaurant staff said.\r\n\u201cOh, his dog gets a hamburger,\u201d Shirley said.\r\n\r\nGovernor Justice loves dogs. The order for the dog is very basic.\r\n\r\n\u201cA plain hamburger,\u201d said another employee, Angela. \u201cNo bread. Just the meat.\u201d\r\nAlso: No ketchup, mustard or pickle.\r\n\r\nThis is rung up as an \u201cXtra 9:1 Patty.\u201d\r\nIt costs 70 cents.\r\n\r\nMy arrival was too late in the day to order a breakfast sandwich with extra dark sausage. So I ordered what the dog gets. The beef patty comes in a small styrofoam container. It tastes like flame-broiled beef. I ate mine quickly but probably at a slower pace than the dog does.\r\n\r\nThe beef patty was quality, but if you want to eat like West Virginia\u2019s governor at Hardee\u2019s you should plan to arrive while breakfast is being served.\r\n\r\nKnock on the window and be sure the sausage spends extra time on the fryer. And when you leave, tell the Hardee\u2019s Gals to take care of Big Jim.