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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.

Whataburger is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, genetic information or other condition status protected by law.

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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

Whataburger offers competitive salaries and benefits, great opportunities for career advancement and other resources to enrich our Family Member's lives.

                                                                                                                                                                                             Whataburger franchisees are independently owned and operated, and therefore job benefits and compensation may vary between franchise controlling companies. 

All Family Members

  • Competitive Weekly Pay
  • Direct Deposit
  • 401(k) Savings Plan
  • Profit Sharing (based on eligibility)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Whataburger Family Foundation and Scholarships Program
  • Quality Meal Program – discounts on the best food in town (based on eligibility)
  • Wellness Program
  • Opportunities for Career Development and Growth
  • Community Volunteer Opportunities

Team Members

  • Flexible Schedules
  • Medical Plans – Qualified and Affordable under the ACA Guidelines*
  • Whatagames (Ask Us About This!)

 *Team members who work an average of at least 30 hours per week over a defined measurement period are eligible for these benefits.

Team Leaders and above and members of the Support System

  • Incentive Program (based on eligibility)
  • Time Off Benefits
  • Medical Plans – traditional PPO with low and high deductible health plan options
  • Dental Plans – basic dental PPO and expanded dental PPO with orthodontia
  • Vision Plan
  • Life Insurance – Basic Group Term Life Insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) provided by Whataburger with options to buy Supplemental Term Life and Dependent Life Insurance coverage.
  • Long Term Disability – (Mgr & beyond) provided by Whataburger
  • Medical Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Voluntary Programs – UNUM Whole Life Insurance, UNUM Group Critical Illness Insurance
  • Veterinary Pet Insurance

For more details and/or in the event of a conflict, any pertinent Plan documents will govern.