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Burger King to Pay for the Burger-King Wedding

Not since flame met broiled has there been a romance this juicy.

Burger King has agreed to pay for the wedding of Joel Burger and Ashley King. Yes, it’s the Burger-King wedding.

The couple in their early 20s, from New Berlin, Ill., has known each other since kindergarten, but only started dating when they got to college.

News of the unusually monikered duo’s impending nuptials gained steam last week in a local news story and like

Burger King got wind of the wedding and asked for help in contacting the lovebirds.

Eventually, Burger King set up a Skype call with the couple to congratulate them. That’s when the chain let them know it planned to spring for the wedding:

The couple certainly embraced the name, even if they switched it up so the man’s name goes first, defying tradition:

“When we heard about the happy, Burger-King couple, we felt an overwhelming urge to celebrate their upcoming marriage,” said Eric Hirschhorn, a Burger King spokesman. “On so many levels it felt like fate; they found each other and their story found us.”

Joel and Ashley were stunned by the company’s offer. “We were just blown away,” Joel said.

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