Whataburger just gets Texans, and Texans just get Whataburger. This relationship can be seen from the fierce way Texans defend Whataburger's patty when called "tasteless", the way Whataburger pokes fun at Texas' obsession on Twitter, and in the way customers across the country show up for the orange and white stripes time and time again. Whataburger gives back to its communities, too, and this year's #WhataLoveContest was no different.
What was the #WhataLoveContest? Texas' favorite fast food chain called on fans to upload a photo of themselves to social media and use the #WhataLoveContest hasshtag. The brand was looking for some serious Whataburger power couples that have incorporated the brand and that honey butter into their relationship over the years, and just how they did it. The contest rules stated that the winning couple would receive two Whataburger gift cards to cover the cost of a weekly Whataburger date night.
Equaling 104 meals, or 52 free dates, the contest for free Whataburger took off with flying colors as so many loving photos popped up on social media platforms with the hashtag. After all, who cares about fine dining experiences when free Whataburger is on the table?
The social media campaign paid off and as a surprise, Whataburger chose three winning couples, not just one. In the official rules, it never stated the number of winners, so it's great to see the brand extend the prizes. So who won the romantic dinner plans? Take a look!
1. Carole and James of Windcrest
My Dad took my Mom to Whataburger ?? in Corpus Christi for their first date! Looks like it worked out! ? They recently...
2. Bridgette and Larry of San Antonio
The Mrs and I have enjoyed being tagged by many of our friends and family about the #WhataloveContest sponsored by...
3. Chrissy and Cody of College Station
Hey Whataburger, check this out! Pictured is us on our wedding night, me in labor and on our way to the hospital, our...
To further highlight their fans across the United States, the chain pulled a few favorite photos from the Whataburger social channels, and some of these images will make you feel better than eating a Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit. Maybe.
You know the code... Fries before guys...Shakes before mates.. BFF + Burgers = the best @whataburger #galentinesday date! #whatalovecontest ...Winner Winner whatachick?n 3 piece dinner!!!!
A good burger for the good ole boys #whatalovecontest Whataburger
Tonight I married the love of my life. My bestfriend in the whole wide world... and in the limo on the way to our hotel he asked me, ?Where do you want to stop for food?? Everyone deserves a Brent. There?s not enough thank yous to go around after a fairytale like today... I?ve never felt so loved. Today was perfect?? Thank you to everyone, for everything. We love you so so much! #NewlyNiehus #WhataloveContest
We decided to enter the #Whatalovecontest (@Whataburger)
It's a comfort food for the both of us. Though we've both moved up to Houston we still order a #1 (my favorite) and #13 (his favorite with a Dr.Pepper no ice!) whenever we're craving something that'll remind us of home. pic.twitter.com/KcdmfZtGIA
— Gustavo Huerta (@GusHuerta01) February 5, 2018
Now how sweet are those Whatacouples, y'all! The next time Business Insider tries to say that Texans love In-N-Out more than Whataburger, we have photo proof it's simply not true.