— Ryan Adkins (@ryanadkins98) December 17, 2015
Although these makeshift ornaments look pretty awesome, Whataburger lovers are actually breaking the law by snatching the iconic orange tents.
Though it might not seem like a big deal, Whataburger has to reorder over a million table tents each year due to the fun but naughty Texas tradition of stealing them. Police in Krugerville even went so far as to remind the public that they can be ticketed and fined if caught.
— Dylan Brokmeyer (@dbrokmeyer96) December 1, 2014
Whataburger even offers “Class of ’17” table tents for sale on their website, but that hasn’t seemed to put a major dent in the thefts.
Added the WHATABURGER touch to our Christmas tree! Lol pic.twitter.com/5AGTbGrFVi
— Juan Alegría (@Juan_alegria81) December 23, 2013
— Dellow (@Dellnado) December 1, 2014
So if you want to join the trend, consider buying your own Whataburger table tents. You can also get creative and reuse your Styrofoam cups and item stickers as tree trimmings.