Overview:Over six decades ago, an adventurous and determined entrepreneur named Harmon Dobson had a bold idea: to serve a burger so big that it took two hands to hold, and so good that after a single bite customers couldn't help but exclaim, “What a burger!” He named his humble burger stand, located on Ayers Street in Corpus Christi, Texas, “Whataburger.”
Our founder's original vision still inspires everything we do. Each and every Whataburger is still made to order—when it's ordered. We still greet our customers with a smile 24 hours a day, seven days a week. And while we now serve hot, fresh food at nearly 800 Whataburger restaurants from Arizona to Florida, that burger stand in Corpus Christi is never far from our hearts.
From two original employees in Corpus Christi to over 36,000 across 10 states, Whataburger is more successful than ever. In 2015, the company achieved $2 billion in sales. Whataburger has been recognized as the top performer in Nation’s Restaurant News’ Social 200 which spotlights companies with the highest social engagement. In 2016, Whataburger earned the COEX Innovation Award for Marketing and Service for a National Chain. Our success and industry recognition along with the commitment of our employees, who we like to refer to as our Family Members, demonstrates the strength of our company and brand. Whataburger continues to strive for excellence as and is poised for continued growth and success.