Whataburger is a very popular restaurant chain located in Texas and many surrounding states. The restaurant is known for serving a variety of fast food staples, and they have been popular in the southern states for several decades. What sets this fast food restaurant chain apart is that they serve exceedingly large burgers when compared to typical fast food restaurants. In addition, the menu does not change very much, and many people are familiar with their staples. The food is not prepared in advance. Instead, when you walk in to order your food, it is prepared right in front of you. Therefore, many people believe that the food is fresher, contributing to the fame of the restaurant chain.
The very first Whataburger opened in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1950. It was started by entrepreneur Harmon Dobson. Dobson opened his burger stand with the idea of serving burgers that took two hands to hold and would have customers exclaim “What a burger!” More than seven decades later, his vision is a thriving franchise.
Whataburger is extremely popular in Texas where 284 of the company’s 372 restaurants are located. Florida and Oklahoma each have 18 locations, the next highest number of any state. Alabama, Arizona, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, and New Mexico are also home to multiple Whataburger locations.