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Whopper wedding: Burger King pays for Mr Burger and Ms King's marriage

By John McCarthy | Media editor

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April 7, 2015 | 4 min read

Burger King has offered to foot the bill in bringing together happy couple Joel Burger and Ashley King together in eternal matrimony.

The fast food brand is set to pay for the marriage of the Illinois couple for the rare chance of hosting what will be a Burger-King wedding.

The pair, who first met in kindergarten, told the State Journal Register that they were first branded as Burger King by a motivational speaker in 5th grade.

Joel Burger and Ashley King

King said: “He wanted the students to applaud our efforts in helping set up his event. As soon as he said, 'Joel Burger and Ashley King,' he started to laugh out loud and pronounced we were 'Burger King'.

“We have yet to escape the teasing, but we have fully embraced our nickname."

Burger King caught wind of the engagement of Twitter and got in contact with Ashley King, last week.

Burger King spokesperson Eric Hirschhorn told the State Journal Register: “When we heard about the happy, Burger-King couple, we felt an overwhelming urge to celebrate their upcoming marriage.

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

During a Skype call with the company (pictured below), Mr and Ms Burger-King, were told that Burger King will foot the bill for their 17 July wedding in Jacksonville.

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Burger King is an American global chain of hamburger fast food restaurants. Headquartered in the unincorporated area of Miami-Dade County, Florida, the company was founded in 1953 as InstaBurger King, a Jacksonville, Florida-based restaurant chain. 

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