8 Apr 2015

Burger-King nuptials paid for by fast-food chain

6:41 pm on 8 April 2015

Joel Burger and Ashley King, a young Illinois couple, have made headlines around the world after their 'Burger-King' engagement announcement caught the eye of the company, who have since offered to pay for the couple's wedding.

A Burger King outlet

A Burger King outlet (file photo). Photo: 123rf

The photo announcing their engagement showed the couple in front of their local Burger King outlet.

Local Illinois paper the State Journal-Register reports that the couple have been known as Burger-King since they were at primary school together, in New Berlin, near Springfield.

"When we heard about the happy, Burger-King couple, we felt an overwhelming urge to celebrate their upcoming marriage," Eric Hirschhorn, a Burger King spokesman, told the Register.

The company will be paying the wedding expenses, as well as providing personalised Burger King crowns, gift bags, and party favours.