City leaders confirm Whataburger planned for Magnolia

The eatery is proposed for Melton Street in the city of Magnolia, city leaders said. (Community Impact Newspaper)
The eatery is proposed for Melton Street in the city of Magnolia, city leaders said. (Community Impact Newspaper)

The eatery is proposed for Melton Street in the city of Magnolia, city leaders said. (Community Impact Newspaper)

Magnolia city leaders confirmed Jan. 14 a new Whataburger is proposed for Magnolia. The eatery would be located off of Melton Street near Brookshire Brothers in the city of Magnolia, City Secretary Lynne George said. According to a meeting packet for the Jan. 16 Planning and Zoning Commission meeting the city released Jan. 13, the Board of Adjustments is slated to review a variance application Jan. 15 for four conditions that do not align with the Magnolia Unified Development Code.

Whataburger offers its famous burgers as well as chicken sandwiches, breakfast menu, fish sandwiches, salads and shakes.


As a site plan is not finalized, a timeline could not be shared as of press time.
By Kara McIntyre
Kara started with Community Impact Newspaper as the summer intern for the south Houston office in June 2018 after graduating with a bachelor's degree in mass communication from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. She became the Tomball/Magnolia reporter in September 2018. Prior to CI, Kara served as the editor-in-chief of The Wichitan—Midwestern State University's student-run campus newspaper—and interned with both the Wichita Adult Literacy Council and VeepWorks.
By Anna Lotz
Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in the Tomball and Magnolia communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.


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