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Burger King Picks Up Tab for Couple's Burger-King Wedding

Joel Burger and Ashley King has been known as Burger-King since they were in the fifth grade together in New Berlin, near Springfield

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    It's likely going to be a whopper of a party.

    Burger King has offered to pay the expenses and provide gifts for the wedding of an Illinois couple with an interesting connection to the fast food restaurant chain.

    Joel Burger and Ashley King accepted the company's proposal Monday. The couple has been known as Burger-King since they were in the fifth grade together in New Berlin, near Springfield.

    The couple announced their engagement this spring with a photo next to the sign at a Burger King restaurant in Springfield. Although a woman's name usually comes first in an engagement announcement, they decided to flip their names.

    A Burger King spokesman said the company felt compelled to help the happy couple celebrate their upcoming marriage.

    "On so many levels it felt like fate; they found each other and their story found us,"  Eric Hirschhorn told the State Journal-Register.

    The Burger-King nuptials will be held July 17 in Jacksonville.