Dec 7, 2017, 2:42 AM ET

Melania Trump, Karen Pence visit Whataburger for their fast food fix

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First lady Melania Trump and second lady Karen Pence -- along with their motorcade -- needed their fast food fix Wednesday while in Corpus Christi, Texas, so they made a pit stop at Whataburger.

"On our way out of town, @FLOTUS & @SecondLady decided to stop in to @Whataburger for some lunch! The American chain opened its 1st restaurant in Corpus Christi, TX in 1950!" tweeted Stephanie Grisham, Mrs. Trump's director of communications, along with a photo of the women ordering their lunch.

PHOTO: First lady Melania Trump at a Whataburger in Corpus Christi, Texas, on December 6, 2017.Twitter/JRHDZV
First lady Melania Trump at a Whataburger in Corpus Christi, Texas, on December 6, 2017.

PHOTO: Secret service wait outside a Whataburger in Corpus Christi, Texas, on December 6, 2017, while first lady Melania Trump and second lady Karen Pence order inside. Twitter/JRHDZV
Secret service wait outside a Whataburger in Corpus Christi, Texas, on December 6, 2017, while first lady Melania Trump and second lady Karen Pence order inside.

While Mrs. Trump and Mrs. Pence, who were with Gov. Greg Abbott's wife Cecilia, stood at the counter to place their order, Secret Service personnel stood outside.

Gov. Abbott, tweeted, "Looks like @FLOTUS is Texas savvy. She & Karen Pence dined at @Whataburger today with my wife the First Lady of Texas. They are here for ongoing help for #HurricaneHarvey. @TexasFLCA #txlege #TexasStrong."

PHOTO: Police wait outside a Whataburger in Corpus Christi, Texas, on December 6, 2017, while first lady Melania Trump and second lady Karen Pence order inside.Twitter/JRHDZV
Police wait outside a Whataburger in Corpus Christi, Texas, on December 6, 2017, while first lady Melania Trump and second lady Karen Pence order inside.

Their visit caught the attention of Whataburger, which tweeted, "Hope it was a great meal! Thanks for stopping by."

PHOTO: Police wait outside a Whataburger in Corpus Christi, Texas, on December 6, 2017, while first lady Melania Trump and second lady Karen Pence order inside.Twitter/JRHDZV
Police wait outside a Whataburger in Corpus Christi, Texas, on December 6, 2017, while first lady Melania Trump and second lady Karen Pence order inside.

Even the Corpus Christi Police Department took notice, tweeting, "@Flotus knows a good burger @Whataburger."

And J.R. Hernandez, the chief of staff for Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, tweeted photos from the outing, writing, "@FLOTUS @SecondLady @TexasFLCA @georgepbush obligatory stop at the best burger in America: @Whataburger"

Mrs. Trump and Mrs. Pence spent the day in Corpus Christi meeting with first responders who worked on the Hurricane Harvey relief effort. They also traveled to Rockport, Texas, to meet with a family whose home was destroyed in the storm. They also visited the family’s new Manufactured Housing Unit, provided by FEMA, which will serve as the family’s temporary residence until they can move into a new, rebuilt home. The women also visited an elementary school and food bank.

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  • Bone to Pick

    Cows and sows gotta eat!

  • SpringForward

    Good grief. What is happening to this country? Melania definitely does not want to be first lady. Mrs. Pence is with a bunch of men without her husband. Oh no! She is probably pregnant now. Let's make sure she has that baby. That's really all I can think about.

  • LisaInPasadena

    I hope the ladies will someday visit Southern California and get an In-N-Out Double-Double.
    And as for the folks making snarky comments about these ladies: give them a break; they are people, too. Just give it a rest already.

  • Niltsi

    Wow! A lot of women hating here! Y'all have fun. Ha!

  • Chris Hughes

    These two are so stupid they probably have no idea what state they are in. Does Melania travel with her original shipping crate? Is Pence's wife allowed to eat a burger, or is that a sin? What a pair of disgusting morons.

  • Sassy

    After eating, Melania immediately purged it on the backseat.

  • USAF Retired

    This had to be a photo op because we all know these women don't eat fast food.

  • irenecharlie

    Glad some press reported this. It is nice to be aware that these ladies are helping support fellow citizens. They deserve this kind of recognition and I hope you continue to cover both of them.

  • rkb555

    Slow news day i see

  • Know 'Em

    Wow, it sure takes a lot for a republican to consider you to be "texas savvy". Those high republican standards on display again.....

  • John Michael Davis

    Did they actually eat or just fill out job applications?

  • My two cents

    Did they order 'nothing burgers' ?

  • Rudi Stein

    Huckabeast in a rage now because they didn't bring her anything

  • Real Deal McNeal

    Trying to find Trump something other than McDonalds.

  • Rudi Stein

    Melania slid note to cashier..."please, rescue me, I'm being held against my will. Blink twice and call for help"

  • duckkdownn

    Let's call this administration "Whataneffingmess".

  • duckkdownn

    Since there are no reports of Mike Pence exploding into flame, it seems that he's managed to avoid all contact with members of the female gender during his wife's absence.

  • Nathan Broussard

    I have my own grill on the back of my company pickup truck, just fire up the coleman and can have a fresh burger tailgating right in the parking lot of the grocery store or even the field

  • Rudi Stein

    only time in several years that MeIania has actually looked forward to shoving meat in her mouth

  • John Springer

    I could find nothing open one Thanksgiving so wife and I had a Whataburger , we still laugh and gag over that Thanksgiving

  • SpankyHamm

    So many jokes, so many chances to get banned.

  • HamburgerHelperAgain

    This story was one big NothingBurger.

  • wiseone

    Helping those in Puerto Rico would also be a good project for these women. The hurricane recovery is far behind Texas. What' good about these women, they don't appear to be liars like their husbands.

  • Sejal

    ::Rolled eyes::

  • DFW-Texas 🇺🇸

    No doubt What A Burger is best of all the fast food hamburger joints, breakfast is great too.

  • Tertulliano

    no chick-fil-a? this is sacrilege.... just kidding.

  • Don'tBotherMe

    "Looks like @FLOTUS is Texas savvy.

    I doubt she'd even heard of Whataburger before she went inside for the first time.

  • Boxingwithangels

    Oh please. When does she pick up the endorsement check?

  • Ideology

    Launch a special investigation, whataburger is colluding with the Russians to make us all fatties! Lock them up!

  • Cher

    I hope they picked Donnie up a few of those Chorizo burgers. Get him a whole bag.

  • TexasVulcan

    Well that's nice. Many love Whataburger down here. I don't see what the fuss is about though.