Kolbie Sanders was at her local Whataburger restaurant when she noticed some kind of scene unfolding at the counter. The cashier was struggling to understand what a woman was ordering. But when he handed her a note, he realized what she was after.
Sanders lives in Denton, Texas. And in 2016 the then 21-year-old was earning a living by bartending and waiting tables. Her shifts ended late, and one night that spring, Sanders had worked up quite an appetite on the job.
By the time she had finished, Sanders wanted food – and fast. With that in mind, she and her boyfriend decided that a late-night visit to their local Whataburger was in order. So they jumped in their car with the intention of hitting the drive-thru.