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2020
January
24,
2020
| 11:32 PM America/Chicago
It looked like Danielle James might not see her 26th birthday. In 2013, the registered nurse was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer and given six months to live despite having never smoked. Her particular diagnosis had about a 7 percent sur...
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January
23,
2020
| 08:33 PM America/Chicago
Students at Mountain Ridge High School are learning some real-life skills to prepare them for life outside the classroom. Things like technology, public speaking, business and finance are all part of Renee Woodruff’s curriculum. “If you give k...
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January
21,
2020
| 10:03 PM America/Chicago
At Whataburger, we’re proud to invest in students and teachers to honor their hard work and hometown spirit. It’s our way of giving back to the communities we serve. We’ve had a long-time partnership with Lewisville High School in north Texas, pro...
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January
21,
2020
| 08:38 PM America/Chicago
Marcus Fetch is leaving his mark — figuratively and literally — on his adopted hometown of Birmingham, Alabama. The Nebraska native rolled into Birmingham in 2012 while traveling the country and decided to stay awhile. Then 23 years old, he wo...
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January
16,
2020
| 08:26 PM America/Chicago
Together, Joe and Karen Eulate of Mesa, Arizona, have dedicated almost 60 years to the public schools in their hometown. And that's just one way they're making a difference. “We love anything that helps kids have a great experience, anywher...
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January
09,
2020
| 06:42 PM America/Chicago
By now, more than 25 million people can attest to Ethan Mueller’s Whataburger feat: In about 20 minutes, the 16-year-old from Allen, Texas, pounded a 10-patty burger, surrounded by a sea of cheering friends and Whataburger employees. Since the act wa...
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January
02,
2020
| 09:56 PM America/Chicago
Being in a hospital room can be lonely — a reality 15-year-old Jacob Davis has experienced all too often. “Most of my life, I’ve spent time in hospitals,” says Davis, who has already undergone 27 operations to treat a rare medical condition. “There’s...
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2019
December
26,
2019
| 07:28 PM America/Chicago
Game day is big for high school football coach Rashaun Woods and his players. So are all the days leading up to it. “You have to teach kids that if they love to play the game, they have to work at it,” says Rashaun, a two-time Oklahoma State A...
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December
23,
2019
| 08:58 PM America/Chicago
When the Friday night lights flood the field at the high school in Gardendale, Alabama, one of the team’s most valuable players doesn’t take the gridiron. Instead, this unsung hero cheers from the stands, happily. De Allen, a volunteer with Gar...
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December
19,
2019
| 05:51 PM America/Chicago
Hometown Hero: Timothy Alexander of Birmingham, Alabama “You don’t need it to be easy. You need it to be possible.” Timothy Alexander understands obstacles. And he has the passion and determination to get around, over, and through them. ...
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December
12,
2019
| 08:46 PM America/Chicago
Guests who stop in the Whataburger on Schillinger Rd. in Mobile, Alabama, know they might just get dinner and a show. The mealtime entertainment? Ninety-year-old Aulden Sumrall, who comes in to play seasonal songs on his harmonica. It’s a tradi...
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December
11,
2019
| 04:40 PM America/Chicago
The Whataburger Basketball Tournament is celebrating 62 years of competition this year. In honor of that milestone, we wanted to share some fun facts with our fans. ...
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December
06,
2019
| 03:07 PM America/Chicago
Earlier this summer, Robyn Brake was jet-skiing on Lake Ray Hubbard in Rockwall when she saw smoke. It was coming from a nearby boat, which almost immediately burst into flames. Seconds later, Brake, a mom of four, heard people calling for help...
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December
05,
2019
| 05:06 PM America/Chicago
At 17, Rachel Kamata is no stranger to big public art projects. As a member of Blue Star Contemporary’s MOSAIC Student Artist Program, she was part of the crew that created “The Legacy of Our Journey,” an epic mural for the Historic Outdoor Museum...
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December
04,
2019
| 07:32 PM America/Chicago
When Adam Brock heard there was a Whataburger opening at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, he knew he had to be the first customer in line. After all, Brock loves Whataburger so much he actually got married in one. So planning a flight f...
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November
29,
2019
| 03:58 PM America/Chicago
When Family Members at the Whataburger in Burleson, Texas, learned Jo Wright — their “work mom” — needed help around her house, they rolled up their sleeves and got busy. Hair pulled back and tools in hand, a half-dozen Whataburger Family Members ...
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November
26,
2019
| 08:12 PM America/Chicago
Like almost any kid, 12-year-old Phoenix Garner lists her top three activities as school, dancing and “chillin’.” But the Yukon, Oklahoma, student has a passion for supporting the Special Olympics — and a goal to be an educator. Inspired in...
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November
22,
2019
| 05:35 PM America/Chicago
How do you motivate a team to victory?   With Whataburger, of course.  ...
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November
18,
2019
| 04:47 PM America/Chicago
Getting her mother’s ring back means the world to Sara Ann Luther. So these Whataburger Family Members went on a hunt to track it down. ...
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November
08,
2019
| 03:34 PM America/Chicago
Community honors Sgt. William Lenard and family with a mortgage-free home. ...
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November
01,
2019
| 06:10 PM America/Chicago
Will Belli show Chris the way of the Whataburger? Or will the student become the master?  ...
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October
30,
2019
| 09:49 PM America/Chicago
In Texas, you don’t have to choose between your love for Homecoming and your love for Whataburger. The #Whatamum brings game-winning orange and white to schools across the state. Get a load of the giant Whataburger mum that was on display at the A...
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October
28,
2019
| 05:07 PM America/Chicago
Natalie Sideserf, owner and creative mind behind SideSerf Cake Studio in Austin, Texas, makes confectionary creations that don’t look like cakes. They look like people. Or animals. Or, in our case, Honey Butter Chicken Biscuits. Check out her swee...
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October
22,
2019
| 09:12 PM America/Chicago
Can’t decide what to be this Halloween? Take inspiration from these fans who are winning costume contests and conquering burger cravings … and looking spookily good doing it. ...
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October
13,
2019
| 10:36 PM America/Chicago
Whataburger is proud to partner with Children’s of Alabama -- and you can help. Donate just $1 at any participating Whataburger, and score a coupon for a free Whataburger with purchase of medium fries and a 32-oz. drink. Support your community tod...
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October
07,
2019
| 11:48 PM America/Chicago
One year after the devastation of Hurricane Michael, we are revisiting the stories of the heroes who are still working to make a difference in their hometowns.  U.S. Army Veteran Bill Blair was watching football one Saturday when he saw something ...
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October
07,
2019
| 04:36 PM America/Chicago
One year after the devastation of Hurricane Michael, we are revisiting the stories of the heroes who are still working to make a difference in their hometowns.  What began out of desperation in the days after Hurricane Michael has become a mission...
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October
01,
2019
| 04:52 AM America/Chicago
Busy schedule? Doesn’t mean you can’t be a lunch-time hero. Check out some lunch-time life hacks from Melinda – a busy mom with a hungry high school student – who delivers a mid-day meal to her son, Edward, and his baseball teammates at school eve...
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October
01,
2019
| 12:10 PM America/Chicago
Tulsa restaurant gears up for re-opening following 2017 tornado ...
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September
30,
2019
| 04:42 PM America/Chicago
Find time to see the biggest Whataburger mum ever -- on display in Texas this month! ...
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