Burger King to Pay for the Wedding of a Man Named Burger, and a Woman Named King?

By Star Connor (s.connor@mstarsnews.com) | Apr 08, 2015 09:14 PM EDT
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Wouldn't it be nice to have someone pay for your wedding? Well MStars News has learned that is what the fast food franchise, Burger King plans to do for one couple.

Burger King offered to pay for the wedding and also bring gifts, which will probably include some whoppers, chicken fries, and more for an Illinois couple named Joel Burger and Ashley King.

According to NBC New York, the Burger and King accepted the company's offer on Monday. The couple has had a history since they were in the fifth grade together in New Berlin, near Springfield. They revealed that they were engaged by posting a photo standing in front of a Burger King restaurant in Springfield, like the snapshot above.

ROZ & MOCHA - Joel Burger and Ashley King are two college sweethearts from New Berlin, Illinois. They’ve known each...

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According to USA Today, the couple knew each other since kindergarten and rolled with the name "Burger King" after a motivational speaker pointed commented on their name combination while they were in fifth grade.

"We have yet to escape the teasing, but we have fully embraced our nickname," King said in an interview.

A Burger King spokesman revealed that the company felt an urge, and wanted to help, because they felt their involvement was predestined.

"On so many levels it felt like fate; they found each other and their story found us,"  Eric Hirschhorn stated.

According to The State Journal-Register, King had reached out to the franchise once before, but was unsuccessful at that time.

It seems the couple were noticed withthe article below spread like wildfire.

Burger-King will be tying the knot, July 17 in Jacksonville, Illinois.

One idea for a wedding favor was koozies with the Burger King logo on one side and the historic wedding date on the other.

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