Whataburger And Texas, Who Knew?

WHATABURGER CUPOne of my very favorite things about social media is the number of friends I can make from all over the world in just a few days time. For on old foggie like me, that is simply amazing! Last week Andrea McCullough found Texans United on Pinterest and checked out our website.

That led her to search us out on Facebook to tell us how much she liked Texansunited.com and how it reminded her of just how much she misses the great state of Texas.  You see, Andrea and husband are working in North Dakota these days and pining for home.

When she told me that just one of the things she misses about Texas is being able to get a burger from Whataburger, I had to stop and do some research. It’s amazing what we take for granted, isn’t it?

The chain called Whataburger is an original Texas institution, the first restaurant opening its doors in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1950. Its owners were Harmon Dobson and Paul Burton, and their burgers were sold for 25 cents.

The next year the two dissolved the partnership over Dobson’s decision to raise the cost of the burger to thirty cents!  Today, the Dobson family along with about twenty-five franchisers continue to own the privately held company.

At Mt. Rushmore and missing Texas!

At Mt. Rushmore and missing Texas!

Interestingly enough, the first orange and white A-Frame Whataburger building was built in Odessa, Texas and is today a Texas Historical Landmark.

Of course, Texas is no longer the only state to boast of the burger developed to make people say, “What a burger!” However, Whataburger is an institution found only in the south, thus the McCulloughs feel their lack there in North Dakota!

Here at Texansunited.com we thank Andrea for sparking our interest and hope that she and Jerrod bring their family back to Texas very soon!

About Fredda Jones

Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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