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"Honey, you're my butter half"

How one couple made their favorite Whataburger menu item a key to their happiness

When Lauren Hodges got married last year, she had her heart set on one very particular late-night snack for all her guests still celebrating on the dance floor.

Honey Butter Chicken Biscuits from Whataburger.

And to the delight of all 300 of her guests, she got her wish. Whataburger Family Members made a special midnight delivery to keep the party going.

“From that point on, our guests could have cared less about the open bar or the band,” she says. “This is what everyone loved. This is what everyone still talks about!”

So this March, as the Hodges prepared to celebrate their one-year anniversary, Lauren concocted another perfect plan: more Honey Butter Chicken Biscuits.

Lauren placed a slightly smaller Whataburger order this time and prepared a honey-butter experience like no other, complete with a sequined tablecloth, crystal cake platter and fresh flowers.

Lauren ordered 15 Honey Butter Chicken Biscuits just for the photos. “When I went to pick them up, I wanted one to eat immediately, so I had to order one more,” she says.

And then she and Lorne enacted their own twist on the wedding-cake tradition.

The shoot quickly became a group effort, which didn’t surprise the couple at all. “Whataburger has always played a big part in my life,” she says. As a child, she and her family would stop on their way to the coast every year. In college, she and her roommate were there every week. Now, she and Lorne and her young nephew stop in at their Whataburger regularly.

When the photo shoot was over, Lauren bagged up the extra Honey Butter Chicken Biscuits for her office. “I shared them with co-workers later,” she says. “We do not waste Honey Butter Chicken Biscuits!”

Now that’s a happy ending.

Whataburger has focused on its fresh, made-to-order burgers and friendly customer service since 1950 when Harmon Dobson opened the first Whataburger as a small roadside burger stand in Corpus Christi, Texas. Today, the company is headquartered in San Antonio with more than 900 locations across its 14-state footprint and sales of more than $3 billion annually. Whataburger is a 2022 Top Workplaces winner. The brand has more than 50,000 Family Members (employees) and more than 60 million customers who like to customize their Whataburgers just like they like it. Visit whataburger.com for more information. To apply for Whataburger jobs, visit whataburger.com/careers.

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