First lady Melania Trump and second lady Karen Pence visited Whataburger while traveling in Texas.
First lady Melania Trump and second lady Karen Pence visited a regional chain with a cult following while traveling in Texas.
On Wednesday, Trump and Pence stopped by Whataburger after meeting with victims of Hurricane Harvey in the state.
"On our way out of town, @FLOTUS & @SecondLady decided to stop in to @Whataburger for some lunch!" Trump's director of communications, Stephanie Grisham, tweeted.
Whataburger, a Southern fast-food powerhouse with over 820 locations, has a cult following in Texas, where most of its restaurants are. The chain has been family-owned since opening its first burger stand in Corpus Christi, Texas, in 1950.
The decision to visit Whataburger quickly earned the praise of Texas institutions and fans of the burger chain.
Others were less pleased to see the first lady at Whataburger.
The burger chain seemed happy to host the high-profile guests. It tweeted: "Hope it was a great meal! Thanks for stopping by."