Whopper Wedding Announcement: Mr. Burger Will Marry Ms. King This Summer
Fast food has a new power couple.
Two Illinois residents Joel Burger and Ashley King will wed in July—forming the Burger-King wedding, according to The State Journal-Register.
King told the paper they have “fully embraced our nickname” and even announced their engagement with a photo in front of the restaurant chain.
With approval from the company, the couple—who have known each other since kindergarten but only started dating in college—also hope to use the logo on drink koozies as a wedding favor and it looks like they’re getting their wish, plus so much more.
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Burger King acknowledged the nuptials by tweeting out the paper’s article on Saturday hoping to find them.
“Mr. Burger and Ms. King? Is this real life? Please help us find this amazing couple,” they tweeted. And when King responded to their Tweet, the company revealed they “have something special” for them.
That something special turned out to be an all-expenses paid wedding courtesy of Burger King.
“When we heard about the happy, Burger-King couple, we felt an overwhelming urge to celebrate their upcoming marriage,” says Burger King spokesman Eric Hirschhorn. “On so many levels it felt like fate; they found each other and their story found us.”
The couple “were just blown away” when they found out via Skype that the company would be picking up their wedding tab and also providing personalized gift bags, Mason Jars and Burger King crowns.
“We’re honored that Joel and Ashley have made the Burger King Brand a part of their relationship from the start and we want to help make sure their wedding is a unique and memorable experience,” says Hirschhorn. “All we ask in return is that they live happily ever after.”
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—Ana Calderone, @anacalderone