Texas Burger Icon Whataburger Welcomes California’s In-N-Out

Company May 12, 2011 San Antonio, TX

(SAN ANTONIO – May 12, 2011) Whataburger, a Texas burger icon for more than 60 years, welcomes California’s In-N-Out to the Lone Star State. To show its Texas hospitality, Whataburger will have orange cowboy boots delivered to In-N-Out’s new Frisco and Allen locations.

“As two companies with similar principles, putting the highest value on quality and freshness, we look forward to a little friendly competition,” said Joel Griffiths, Regional Director of Operations, Whataburger Restaurants, L.P. “At Whataburger, our Texas roots run deep. What better way to welcome the west coast’s In-N-Out than with a pair of real cowboy boots.”

Whataburger has a long and rich history in the Lone Star State, having started as a small roadside burger stand in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1950. Today, Whataburger is still famous for its fresh, never-frozen, made-to-order burgers and friendly customer service. Whataburger is also known for using a five-inch bun, rather than the industry standard four-inch bun, to serve up Texas-sized burgers for Texas-sized appetites. Still family owned and operated, Whataburger was declared a Texas Treasure by 77th Texas Legislature.

With more than 115 locations in the DFW area, including restaurants in both Allen and Frisco, it doesn’t matter if you are a night owl or an early bird; Whataburger is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 364 days a year. 

Whataburger - Allen
388 E. Stacy Road, Allen, TX 75069    

Whataburger – Frisco
5266 Preston Road, Frisco, TX 75034

ABOUT WHATABURGER: Whataburger has focused on its fresh, made-to-order burgers and friendly customer service since 1950 when Harmon Dobson opened the first Whataburger as a small roadside burger stand in Corpus Christi, Texas. Dobson gave his restaurant a name he hoped to hear customers say every time they took a bite of his made-to-order burgers:  “What a burger!” Within the first week, people lined up around the block for his 25 cent, all-American beef burgers served on five-inch buns. Today, the company is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, with more than 700 locations in 10 states with sales of more than $1 billion annually. Visit www.whataburger.com for more information about the company or become a fan on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/whataburger.

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Whataburger Media Relations Team
(210) 476-6547