Nine more new Whataburger locations are planned by year's end, and 35 new restaurants are proposed for 2021, according to the release, including the restaurant chain's first ventures into Kansas, Missouri and Tennessee. A Whataburger Food Truck will also be unveiled Aug. 6.
In the last year, Whataburger launched a new, modern restaurant design and began offering curbside and delivery services for the first time amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to the release.
"Get ready for the next 70 [years]," Whataburger CEO Ed Nelson said in the release. "With the help of our tenured leadership team, the Whataburger Family, and BDT Capital Partners, the brand is taking innovative steps to meet the needs of the next generation of Whataburger fans—while still holding true to the things that matter to our longtime customers. ... We can’t wait to celebrate in person when the time is right.”
Whataburger offers made-to-order burgers, sandwiches, sides and breakfast items. www.whataburger.com