These 32 Cities Are About To Get a Whataburger

Life is about to get a lot tastier in these places.

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Updated July 18, 2024
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Diners everywhere are on a quest for the tastiest, juiciest burger. And for many Texans, Whataburger serves up the Holy Grail of hamburgers.

Some Texas residents consider Whataburger a state food staple, along with barbecue, Tex-Mex, and chicken-fried steak.

But you don’t have to grab one of your top travel credit cards and book a trip to the Lone Star State: The Texas-based burger chain is opening new stores in 32 cities.

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32 cities in 10 states are getting a Whataburger

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Whataburger plans to open new locations in 35 cities soon. Although the chain has not provided a comprehensive list of all new restaurants, local television news reports and regional newspaper articles have given us a pretty good idea about where Whataburger is expanding.

Based on that information, here are 32 cities in 10 states that should expect a new Whataburger soon.

Arizona (1)

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  • Mesa: 1957 N. Country Club Drive

A new Whataburger location with a double drive-thru opened earlier this month. This marks the Texas chain’s sixth Mesa location.

The newest store is in a prime location for fast-food lovers, as it is close to Carl’s Jr., Jack in the Box, and McDonald’s locations.

Arkansas (1)

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  • Clarksville: 1207 S. Rogers St.

Whataburger opened its first location in Clarksville on March 13. The restaurant anticipates it will bring 100 local jobs to the area, along with thousands of hungry guests.

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Colorado (2)

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  • Monument: 17889 Fat Tire Drive
  • Pueblo: West Pueblo Boulevard and South Prairie Avenue

After returning to Colorado after a long absence and opening several locations last year, new Whataburger locations will soon open in Monument and Pueblo.

The Monument location will have a double drive-thru and outdoor dining area. The chain aims to provide a unique outdoor dining area where its signature brand colors of orange and white can blend into the local scenery.

Georgia (11)

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  • Atlanta: 2955 Cobb Parkway, Suite 910
  • Alpharetta
  • Roswell
  • Duluth
  • Grayson
  • Dahlonega
  • Oakwood
  • Carrollton
  • Sharpsburg
  • Conyers
  • Fayetteville

Georgians will definitely have hamburgers on their mind as they welcome 11 new Whataburger locations. The Peach State is proving ripe ground for major growth.

Since entering the Atlanta area in 2022, Whataburger has enjoyed enormous popularity among residents.

The newest Atlanta location at Akers Mill Square opened in January 2024, and Whataburger is planning 10 other new locations.

Beyond that, company leadership hopes to have at least 50 Whataburger locations in Georgia by 2030.

Mississippi (1)

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  • Madison

A 13th Whataburger location will open in early 2025 in Mississippi. According to local reports, the retailer is set to open on Grandview Boulevard in Madisonville at a location previously occupied by Back Yard Burger.

Nevada (1)

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  • Las Vegas: 3752 S. Las Vegas Blvd.

A new Whataburger will soon open on the Las Vegas Strip. This two-story location will serve its famous burgers and Dr. Pepper shakes, as well as an exclusive Vegas Whataburger.

This will be the westernmost location in Whataburger’s roster of restaurants.

New Mexico (1)

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  • Farmington: 5520 E. Main St.

Residents of Farmington are looking forward to their town’s first Whataburger. Anticipation for an expected summer grand opening is building.

On March 12, crowds gathered to celebrate the new Whataburger. Area residents could also line up to sign their names on the doorframe of the building under construction.

North Carolina (5)

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  • Charlotte: 12809 Albemarle Road
  • Charlotte: 5301 S. Blvd.
  • Greensboro: 2700 Koury Blvd.
  • Greensboro: 4409 W. Wendover Ave.
  • Fayetteville: 3900 Ramsey St.

Tar Heel State residents can cheer for five new Whataburger locations.

Last fall, burger executives announced the expansion news. No official timeline has been given, but a representative told local newspapers that the first new location will likely be near Charlotte.

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South Carolina (10)

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  • Greenville: 1466 Woodruff Road
  • Mauldin: 308 W. Butler Drive
  • Irmo: 1185 Dutch Fork Road
  • Spartanburg: 1941 E. Main St.
  • Spartanburg: 1510 W.O. Ezell Blvd.
  • Anderson: 2900 Main St.
  • Boiling Springs: To be announced
  • Lexington: NWC South Lake Drive and Industrial Drive
  • Duncan: 1537 E. Main St.
  • Easley: 5648 Calhoun Memorial Parkway

Whataburger plans to go big in South Carolina. The state will soon welcome 10 new Whataburgers.

The Mauldin location is expected to open first this summer. Most of the other locations are slated to open by late fall.

Texas (2)

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  • Fulshear: 29693 FM 1093
  • New Braunfels: 1825 Highway 46 S.

Whataburger’s home state will soon get two new stores.

According to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, the New Braunfels location is scheduled to be completed on May 10.

The history of Whataburger

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Whataburger is a fast-food restaurant chain founded in Corpus Christi, Texas, in 1950. Founder Harmon Dobson made burgers so tasty that customers would exclaim, “What a burger!” after a single bite.

The burger’s popularity quickly took off. It has grown from a standalone hamburger stand into a popular chain of restaurants. Today, Whataburger has more than 1,000 locations in 15 states and is steadily expanding.

What is Whataburger famous for?

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Whataburger is beloved for its burger size, taste, quality, and innovation. Dobson envisioned a burger so large it took two hands to hold.

From the start, the chain has served the same large patty on a 5-inch bun, using 100% pure, never-frozen ground beef. Restaurants are open 24 hours a day.

Whataburger is also known for its bold, mid-century design with American flair.

Bottom line

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In a time when foods are getting awfully complicated, the classic 5-inch Whataburger offers a refreshing twist on back-to-basic eating.

If you have no plans to step up your travel game and book a trip to Texas, take heart: There might be a Whataburger coming to your hometown soon.

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Stacy enjoys writing about fintech, consumer deals, the side hustle economy, and random tomfoolery. She's personally tried more than 100 different gigs, including being an Uber driver for one afternoon.