That sound you just heard was all of America letting out a collective sigh of relief.
Despite what you may have seen on social media, Whataburger is not closing all its stores next year.
Joining the battle against fake news, the beloved Texas-based fast-food chain addressed the article Wednesday, reassuring Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit-lovers that their favorite late-night or early-morning or any-time-of-day-or-night food stop isn’t going anywhere.
The original article, which has been shared widely on Facebook, was posted to a hoax “news” site — once a user clicks on the story, they’re greeted by the Yao Ming Face meme with a caption saying “You Got Owned,” followed by text saying “You’ve Been Pranked!” and requesting that users “Create a story and prank your friends!” The bottom of the site clarifies its status as a “prank website that is intended for fun” and says, “We do NOT support FAKE NEWS!!! [sic]”
Don’t believe everything you see on the internet, folks.