Our founder, Harmon Dobson. A man with a dream to make a bigger, better burger that would make people say "What-a-burger!"
The Corpus Christi store that started it all. The store's no longer there, but we kept that original recipe.
Three of our dedicated employees. At Whataburger, everyone on our team is a family member.
The Dobson family. We're big on families here.
The Whataburger® sign in front of Unit 9 in Corpus Christi.
Harmon with the fve-year-old future Mr. Whataburger, Tom Dobson.
Harmon Dobson was a passionate pilot. Before his Whataburger® days, he built military hangars during World War II.
Whataburger's neon sign, attracting burger lovers from across the state line.
Harmon Dobson in front of the first burger stand, back when a burger cost less than a stamp.
The Whataburger® challenges the hot dog as baseball's favorite meat snack.
Joe Andrews Sr. opened our first franchised unit in Alice, Texas. It was our fifth store overall.
Tom in front of a unit in Clearwater, Florida. This is a great example of the older, box-style store.
Whataburger's first iconic A-frame stood at three times the height of other Whataburger® stores.
When finished, this A-frame would have 6,500 watts of lighting.
Another iconic A-frame. Between 1961 and 1976, Whataburger® built approximately 80 of these unique stores.
Unit 7 in McAllen. This store was all outdoors, and the canopy kept the hot sun off the cars. This design is considered the bridge between the old box store and the A-frame.
Our menu in 1962. We've added a few things to it since then, but our original Whataburger® is still the same.
A Whataburger® sign surrounded by cacti, as the company expanded west into Arizona.
An iconic Whataburger® sign from 1967 shows off our favorite letter.
The lovely lady Grace Dobson, wife of founder Harmon Dobson, was officially named chairwoman of the board in 1969.
Country singer Mel Tillis is a Whataburger® lover.
A new building design to replace the A-frame was introduced in 1974. It’s like an A-frame with wings.
Whataburger® employees dressed in the latest '70s fashions. Our uniforms have changed over the years, but our employee pride has always been strong.
In 1980 we turned 30, and opened our 300th location to celebrate.
Early birds rejoice when breakfast is introduced to the Whataburger® menu in 1982.
The Whataburger Nickel Coffee Mug promotion was first introduced in April 1983. With this promotion, if a customer brought in a Nickel Coffee Mug, they would receive their coffee for a nickel. It was only supposed to last a year, but we kept it going for 14.
Tom Dobson, son of founder Harmon Dobson, became Whataburger CEO and president in 1993.
In 1996, the first Whatagames were held and teams from all over the country competed for Whataburger® glory.
A burger paradise complete with palm trees. Our flagship store in Corpus Christi, Texas, opened in 1999.
We root for the home team at the Whataburger Field in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Lady Grace had quite an arm on her. Here she is throwing a perfect strike at the groundbreaking ceremony for Whataburger Field in 2004.