Suzanne Hassell-Grubbs loves Whataburger.
Saturday night, the hungry new bride and her groom, Adam Grubbs, went to the Whataburger on SW Wilshire Boulevard following their wedding reception.
“We really didn’t get to eat at the reception,” Hassell-Grubbs said. “We were too busy.”
Luckily, bridesmaid Paige Kolesar gave Suzanne a Whataburger gift card at a bridal shower. The friends are teachers at Collins Middle School in Lake Worth.
Tucked in with the gift card was a note “use this card for after the reception. You know you won’t get to eat.”
The note was prophetic.
Although there was plenty of food to be had, the bride and groom couldn’t find time to get more than a nibble during their reception at the Lost Oak Winery.
So around 11 p.m., the newlyweds, decked out in the white wedding gown and tuxedo, headed to Whataburger. The drive-thru was packed so they decided to go inside and dine in.
Any other night, the pair would have easily been the best dressed in the place. However, Burleson and Centennial High School’s prom were also that night and Whataburger was packed with prom-goers.
It was an interesting sight.
“We blended in,” Suzanne said. “I’m standing there holding my dress and two girls – they are just beautiful and way taller than me because I’m wearing flats and they are wearing heels – walk by and I tell them ‘Oh my gosh you all look pretty.’”
Hassell-Grubbs, 26, said she wasn’t sure the girls realized she was in her wedding gown or if she had just failed high school numerous times, but they told her “you look pretty, too.”
The bride ordered a No. 1 meal while the groom got breakfast on a bun with grilled jalapenos off Whataburger’s "secret menu."
The food hit the spot and was a perfect ending to a memorable day.
Unfortunately, the couple forgot to save a hamburger and freeze it, a tradition to eat on their first anniversary.
“We didn’t think of that,” Suzanne said. “We’ll probably be celebrating our anniversary's at Whataburger though.”
There will be no Whataburger on the honeymoon.
The couple, along with Kolesar and her husband, will be going on an Alaskan cruise.
After the honeymoon, the couple will reside in Burleson.
The odds are good, however, their first stop after returning home will be Whataburger.