What's Cookin' (inspire)

2018
August
06,
2018
At Whataburger, some of our most fascinating customers have done a lot of living. Think eight – even nine – decades’ worth. And let’s just say bold does not equal old. These folks are exhilarating. They’re risk-taking. They’re inspiring. The...
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August
06,
2018
When Arnold Moede turned 88, he set his driver’s license on fire. Yes, he acknowledges, he could have just thrown his license away when he decided to quit driving. “But I wanted to protest getting old,” he says. Moede and his friends, who meet ...
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August
06,
2018
Retired Col. Don Hilkemeier and his future wife, Adana, both found making the phone call for a first date nerve-racking. Now, after 11 years of marriage, they always kiss goodnight. Looking back, it seems like they were destined to meet. The co...
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August
06,
2018
Bogner Stubbs, 92, took a chance on football and a girl. Both changed his life. The year was 1948. Stubbs, a high school coach, was supervising his team at a county tournament. When referees at the event introduced him to Willidean Ayers, a coach ...
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August
06,
2018
Dorris McCoy isn’t taking retirement sitting down. Nearly 90, she works out at a San Antonio YMCA almost every day, and she’s set her sights on walking her third 5K race. “I exercise to make me feel good,” she says. McCoy believes in forging...
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August
06,
2018
After his service in the U.S. Navy, Herb Gray missed the application deadline for Texas Tech University in Lubbock and instead enrolled at Trinity University in his hometown. He figured he’d transfer the following year. “But then I fell in love wi...
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August
06,
2018
Hector Garza has met presidents and traveled the globe – all thanks to tamales. Born and raised in San Antonio, Garza took what he learned as a child working in his mother's tamale business and applied it to building a successful career in marketi...
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August
06,
2018
Note: Thelma Holland, a woman who lived life with confidence, flair and passion, passed away in May 2018 at the age of 93. “Our fun, beautiful, shining matriarch has gone to be with God,” says her granddaughter Anya J. Holland. “She was a fashionis...
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August
02,
2018
On Aug. 8, 1950, Whataburger started with a single road-side stand in Corpus Christi, Texas.  Now, 68 years later, with more than 820 restaurants in 10 states, we’re proud to celebrate our birthday with our community.  That’s why we’re kicking off...
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July
11,
2018
Kris Gellhause has worked at the Whataburger in New Braunfels, Texas, since it opened seven years ago. And in that time, he’s made a lot of friends. Not just because of the welcoming smile he offers. Not just because of the fries he takes pride...
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June
27,
2018
Fans who stopped in for their favorite Whataburger meal had no idea they’d hear voices from the other side of the world. ...
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June
25,
2018
We’re proud to award these eight students scholarships totaling $19,000 ...
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June
21,
2018
From first dates to wedding receptions to anniversaries, Whataburger has been part of plenty of love stories. Here are some of our favorites, including tips to help you bring a little orange-and-white into your own celebrations. ...
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June
21,
2018
All the wedding blogs speak the truth: the bride and groom never get to eat at their own wedding reception. But thankfully, it’s Whataburger to the rescue for these newlyweds! ...
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June
12,
2018
Ouida and Steve Stephenson married six weeks after meeting on a blind date. Some said it wouldn’t last. Those people were wrong. In May, the Stephensons celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a surprise party at “their Whataburger” in S...
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May
10,
2018
Every birthday, every Christmas, every Mother’s Day, Jasmine Stelker struggles to get her mom, Cathy Bellah, just the right gift. “She is so hard to buy for. She never asks for anything,” Jasmine says. But last fall, Cathy mentioned that sh...
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May
07,
2018
In the end, their school colors didn’t matter nearly as much as their love for orange-and-white ...
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April
26,
2018
Clyde Watts has been making over-the-top, one-of-a-kind parade floats for 50 years, first as part of his family’s business and then running his own company, Lone Star Parade Floats. This spring, he’s been at work on a Whataburger float, which will...
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April
26,
2018
You know Whataburger’s there for you 24 hours a day. If you’re up late at night with us – driving trucks, stocking shelves, caring for patients, or watching the constellations move across the night sky – tell us what you do, why you do it, and how Wh...
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April
23,
2018
Now, he’ll be honored in one of the Fiesta San Antonio parades. ...
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April
23,
2018
How one couple made their favorite Whataburger menu item a key to their happiness. ...
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April
02,
2018
It all started when Whataburger called with an unusual request. "We’re about to bring back one of our fans’ favorite menu items – for a limited time – and we want to announce it in a completely new way. We'd like you to build something to help us ...
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March
20,
2018
San Antonio-based artist Raul Gonzalez likes to stand back at exhibitions and watch how people react to his work. Sometimes, he’ll catch the moment when viewers make the connection with the familiar bright orange-and-white stripes in some of his p...
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February
20,
2018
Do you have it in your heart to read one more Valentine’s Day story? What if we told you it had a mysterious note, a hero’s quest, and a romantic dinner involving one very saucy  Mushroom Swiss Burger? ...
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February
02,
2018
The first time Kaila Ducharme’s grandfather took her to a rodeo, she knew she was born to ride. ...
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January
08,
2018
Audrey Hartley owns four pairs of red, sparkly shoes, sort of like the ones Dorothy wears in “The Wizard of Oz.” “They remind me about what we’re doing here,” Hartley says. “We’re helping people find home – just like Dorothy.” Hartley is the ex...
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January
03,
2018
When we say we're a family, we don't just talk the talk. ...
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2017
December
04,
2017
A San Antonio restaurant competes at their bi-annual competition for something bigger than themselves.   ...
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December
01,
2017
Whataburger donated $1M to build Inspiration Island, a part of Morgan’s Wonderland in San Antonio, Texas, which is a water park for everyone.  ...
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