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Careers at Whataburger

Whataburger® began in 1950 when Harmon Dobson opened a tiny burger stand in Corpus Christi, Texas. From day one, he believed that valuing his employees would ensure the success of the company. He was right! That two-man burger stand has grown to over 700 Whataburger locations across 10 states. We are still family-owned and operated and everyone who works at Whataburger is considered a Family Member. We hire people we believe in, we train them for success and we help them build careers that last.

Find your place. For jobs within our restaurants, including everything from entry-level Team Member positions to General Manager, visit Restaurant Opportunities. Or, if you are interested in a corporate position, you should search our Home Office and Field Opportunities.

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    Restaurant Opportunities

    If you have what it takes to wear the Whataburger uniform, we'd love to have you join our team!

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  • Home & Field Opportunities

    If you're looking to build a corporate career with a company that still treats everyone like family, join our team.

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Benefits beyond burgers.

We're happy to offer our Whataburger Family members a variety of competitive benefits. The available options vary based on your position in the family. Our benefits are just another reason our family members say “I’m proud to work at Whataburger!” 
Whataburger franchisees are independently owned and operated, and therefore job benefits and compensation may vary between franchise controlling companies.  

All Family Members

  • 401(k) – contribute up to 6% of your pay and Whataburger will match $0.30 of every dollar
  • Profit Sharing – enjoy the financial benefits of being part of making the company successful with yearly discretionary contributions
  • Quality Meal Program – discounts on the best food in town
  • Direct Deposit
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Weekly Payroll
  • Progressive Incentive Program
  • Whataburger Family Foundation


Team Members

  • Limited Medical Plan
  • Career Advancement
  • Flexible Schedules
  • Competitive Weekly Salary
  • Discounted Meals
  • Training Opportunities
  • Whatagames (Ask Us About This!)


Full-Time Family Members (Team Leaders and beyond)

  • Medical Plans – traditional PPO or High Deductible Health Plan with a Health Reimbursement Account
  • Dental Plans – basic dental PPO and expanded dental PPO with orthodontia
  • Vision Options – limited vision screening through the health plan or comprehensive vision plan
  • Life Insurance – basic life insurance provided by Whataburger with options to buy additional coverage for yourself and dependents
  • Long-Term Disability – (Mgr & beyond)
  • Competitive Leave – Vacation and Sick
  • Pet Insurance – options and rates vary based on the age of the pet
  • Wellness Incentives
  • Competitive Weekly Salary
  • Advancement Opportunities
  • Discounted Meals
  • Training Opportunities
  • Health Benefits
  • Leadership Development