If you’re in love with Whataburger, like so many Texans are, and planning to get hitched, then prepare to flip over the burger chain’s Valentine’s Day promotion.
On January 17, the San Antonio-based company launched its first-ever WhataWedding contest. The six winning couples will be able to get married or renew their vows on Valentine’s Day at one of six Whataburger restaurants in Texas, including a location in Houston.
“From engagement photos to wedding cakes and cookies — even late-night Honey Butter Chicken Biscuits for their guests — our fans have come up with really creative ways to include Whataburger [in] their big day,” Pam Cox, vice president of HR and brand communication at Whataburger, says in a release. “Nothing says love at first bite like wedding bells at Whataburger, and we can’t wait to celebrate a couple of love stories with some of our very own Whataburger super-fans!”
So, what’s involved in a WhataWedding?
Well, each couple will receive a wedding prize package worth about $1,970. The package includes a photographer, an officiant, a wedding cake, a $100 Whataburger gift card, and up to 20 Whataburger meals. The grand-prize-winning couple also will get $5,000 in cash — enough money to buy about 1,600 regular Whataburgers (or take a honeymoon).
Contestants will be judged on an essay of up to 500 words that describes a couple’s love story and explains why they want to get married at a Whataburger restaurant. The deadline for entries is 5 pm on February 2.
In addition to the Houston store at 1110 Silber Rd., orange-and-white-adorned WhataWedding ceremonies will be held at these five Whataburger locations:
- College Station, 451 Wellborn Rd.
- Corpus Christi, 121 N. Shoreline Blvd.
- Fort Worth, 2209 N. Tarrant Pkwy.
- Grand Prairie, 930 E. I-30
- Converse, 3839 E. Loop 1604 N
Bad news for residents of Florida, New York, and Rhode Island: You’re not eligible to enter the contest.