(L-R) Adam Clayton, Bono, Larry Mullen Jr. and The Edge of U2 perform onstage on The Joshua Tree Tour at NRG Stadium on May 24, 2017 in Houston Texas.

If Burger King could co-opt Ashford and Simpson’s “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing,” maybe Texas-grown Whataburger can license U2’s “Even Better than the Real Thing.” The Irish rockers allegedly dig the Texas chain. At least if this un-credited  photo from Twitter is to be believed.

It seems U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr. and bass guitarist Adam Clayton hit Whataburger following their show in Houston. But, anyone with Photoshop could’ve pulled that off, right?

Meanwhile at Whataburger. Photo credit needed. #adamclayton sports a kimono enroute to airport #U2TheJoshuaTreeTour2017 @U2Community pic.twitter.com/AQE326aB2P

— BOOMCHA (@allad1nsane) May 25, 2017

After this one photo, it may seem specious at best that the world-famous rockers would go to the Texas institution, but then there’s this photo of Bono at the same Whataburger, retweeted by Fernanda Bottini (@febottini). a Brazilian woman whose Twitter bio declares her a member of the U2 news staff. In her thread, Bottini says the photo up top was taken by Kaleen Bliss, wife of Canadian music promoter and power player Arthur Fogel.

30 years after the Joshua Tree release and all Bono wants to do is go to @Whataburger in Houston. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017 @U2 pic.twitter.com/2nNcBVswKm

— Steve Beard (@SteveBeard77) May 27, 2017

If these Tweets are to be believed, that means Bono hung out with George W. Bush and went to Whataburger in a two-day span. Quite the Texas experience.

Now, the question is, what did they order? If it was me, it’d be a bacon Whataburger with cheese, jalapeños, mayo, mustard, pickles and onions. Spicy ketchup for the fries. Duh.


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