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Mahomes tries to entice Whataburger to come to Kansas City

Mahomes tries to entice Whataburger to come to Kansas City
Posted at 12:37 PM, Nov 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-16 13:37:08-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — File this under the not-all-heroes-wear-capes category.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is once again using his platform for good.

If you’ve been under a rock, he courted controversy by admitting to ESPN's Seth Wickersham that he puts ketchup on his steak.

Mahomes then doubled down under questioning from local media and copped to putting ketchup on macaroni-and-cheese as well.

But lost in the shuffle a bit was his admission that Texas-based burger chain Whataburger made his preferred flavor of the sweet, red condiment.

The reaction on social media to Mahomes’ ketchup devotion has been as predictable as it has been over-the-top.

Heinz threw down the gauntlet (and garnered plenty of free PR) by promising free ketchup (or Heinz 57 sauce) for life Thursday if he throws 57 touchdowns.

Whataburger responded Friday morning by offering free ketchup with no strings attached.

A local burger joint, Westport Flea Market, also got into the act promising free burgers with the ketchup he can stand.

But the coup de grace came from Mahomes.

Many burger aficionados have been pleading with Whataburger to move into the Kansas City market for years.

If this happens — and there’s good reason to be hopeful — he’ll deserve multiple statues around town based on the social media response.