Whataburger giving away free meals for a year to winning couples in Valentine’s Day contest

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Ah, who doesn’t remember the thrill of reading flirtatious notes of Valentine’s-driven affection from your sweetheart or secret admirer as a kid?

Whataburger is tapping into our love of nostalgia (and Whataburger) by offering downloadable sweet love notes (like the one below) inspired by the restaurant. That’s all well and good, but what you probably really care about is the free Whataburger for a year they are also offering.

While fancy restaurants around the city offer pricy prix fixe meals on Valentine’s Day (one of the two or three best days of the year for restaurants), Whataburger is luring burger-loving couples into their stores the week before Valentine’s Day for the chance to win Whataburger for a year.

Here’s how the contest works: Between now and February 8, competing couples should post a photo on social media with the tag #WhataloveContest for the chance to win Whataburger Date Night for a year. I’m sure the cheesier the better. Thre winners will be selected for the grand prize – 52 dates (104 meals) at Whataburger for the next year. (Winners actually get a gift card for the estimated amount).

So, if you see some people next to you sharing a chocolate shake with two straws and a selfie stick in the coming days, you know what’s up. Heck, you could just grab a stranger to take a photo with you. Who knows, maybe you’ll find true love. Winners will be announced on Valentine’s Day. Complete details at Whataburger.com.

U2 went to Whataburger?

(L-R) Adam Clayton, Bono, Larry Mullen Jr. and The Edge of U2 perform onstage on The Joshua Tree Tour at NRG Stadium on May 24, 2017 in Houston Texas.

If Burger King could co-opt Ashford and Simpson’s “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing,” maybe Texas-grown Whataburger can license U2’s “Even Better than the Real Thing.” The Irish rockers allegedly dig the Texas chain. At least if this un-credited  photo from Twitter is to be believed.

It seems U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr. and bass guitarist Adam Clayton hit Whataburger following their show in Houston. But, anyone with Photoshop could’ve pulled that off, right?


After this one photo, it may seem specious at best that the world-famous rockers would go to the Texas institution, but then there’s this photo of Bono at the same Whataburger, retweeted by Fernanda Bottini (@febottini). a Brazilian woman whose Twitter bio declares her a member of the U2 news staff. In her thread, Bottini says the photo up top was taken by Kaleen Bliss, wife of Canadian music promoter and power player Arthur Fogel.

If these Tweets are to be believed, that means Bono hung out with George W. Bush and went to Whataburger in a two-day span. Quite the Texas experience.

Now, the question is, what did they order? If it was me, it’d be a bacon Whataburger with cheese, jalapeños, mayo, mustard, pickles and onions. Spicy ketchup for the fries. Duh.