Atlanta, Georgia – The popular fast food chain Whataburger is marking a significant achievement by opening its 1,000th nationwide and the store will be in the Atlanta area. The Texas-based chain’s new store will be located at 2955 Cobb Parkway, close to the Battery, and is set to open on Tuesday.
As part of the grand opening, the restaurant is donating $10,000 to the Atlanta Food Bank. Additionally, the first two customers at the drive-thru will get a year’s worth of free Whataburger. The official opening time is noon on Tuesday.
The brand has been rapidly growing in and around Atlanta, having opened eight outlets across various counties including Cobb, Cherokee, Gwinnett, Athens-Clarke, Dawson, Forsyth, and Jackson.
Whataburger currently operates in 14 states and enjoys a widespread fan base.
Interesting facts about Whataburger
Over 2 million fans follow Whataburger on Facebook, and their Fancy Ketchup even has its own fan base of over 16,000 people.
The chain isn’t just popular online. It’s been recognized for its quality too. In 2022, Newsweek named Whataburger one of the “nation’s favorite fast food chains,” a step up from its 2021 ranking as the second-best in “America’s Best Customer Service Companies.”
Whataburger stands out for its burgers that you can customize and its unique menu items that change every few months.
A Bit About Whataburger’s Past Whataburger started back in 1950, thanks to Harmon Dobson in Corpus Christi, Texas.
By 1959, Dobson had expanded the brand outside Texas, opening the 21st store in Pensacola, Florida.
Fast forward to 2021, and Whataburger had over 840 locations in ten states: Arizona, Arkansas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. They’ve also revealed plans to open new restaurants in Colorado and Missouri.