Burger King to pay for wedding of couple with names Burger and King

Joel Burger and Ashley King

Burger King says it will pay for the upcoming nuptials of Illinois couple Joel Burger and Ashley King.

A New York public relations firm spokeswoman made the offer on behalf of the fast food giant during a Skype call with the beaming pair on Monday.

Burger King first heard of the story in a column published Friday in The State Journal-Register that went viral.

It told the story of how Burger and King have been known as Burger-King since Grade 5 in New Berlin. And in their engagement announcement, they had their picture taken next to the Burger King in Springfield.

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