American fast food chain restaurant Whataburger in Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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Don't worry, Whataburger isn't closing all its stores in 2018

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.

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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.

An article is being circulated stating that Whataburger will be closing all stores. This article is a hoax, and we aren’t going anywhere.

Posted by Whataburger on Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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.

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