Man Wins Decade of Free Whataburger, Becomes Burger Hero

He turned a recipe for gluttony into an opportunity for generosity
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 12, 2016 5:33 PM CDT
Man Wins Decade of Free Whataburger, Becomes Burger Hero
A 22-year-old man won free Whataburger for a decade. Now he's basically a hamburger superhero.   (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

A Texas man who won what's supposed to be a decade's worth of free Whataburger is unlikely to make it even a year before he's out of complimentary hamburgers, and the reason isn't gluttony but generosity. The Houston Chronicle reports 22-year-old Blake Miller and his Whataburger tattoo won the fast-food chain's Snapchat competition, earning him $3,000 in gift cards. Miller is something of a Whataburger fanatic, eating there every day and—somewhat improbably—getting a tribute to the restaurant tattooed on his arm the day before Whataburger announced the Snapchat competition, according to KRIS.

On Sunday, Miller proved why he was the right choice. KZTV reports Miller used some of his gift cards to purchase 30 Whataburger No. 1's, delivering them to hungry homeless people at the Good Samaritan Rescue Shelter in Corpus Christi and elsewhere. He says he plans to share some more of his free meals with friends and family. But there's one other person he owes a burger first: the tattoo artist who made the whole thing possible. "I'm going to take a trip to San Antonio and I'm taking his whole tattoo shop to Whataburger," the Chronicle quotes Miller as saying. (This Good Samaritan in New York City gave a needy man the shirt off his back ... literally.)

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