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First Nashville-Area Whataburger to Open in Hermitage on Wednesday

Eight restaurants planned for Nashville this year; Tennessee Titans and Nashville Sounds partnerships to be part of community presence

Jan. 3, 2022 – The wait is over. The first of eight Whataburger restaurants planned for Nashville this year will open on Wednesday, Jan. 5 at 11 a.m., at 5055 Old Hickory Blvd in Hermitage. 

“We’re excited to bring our big flavors, fresh ingredients and original recipes to Nashville,” said Whataburger Director of Operations Jon Barideaux. “We’re looking forward to growing here and being part of the community.”

Barideaux, who recently moved to the Nashville area from Texas, will lead Whataburger’s expansion in the region. He and his team members have already been active volunteering in the community. Whataburger takes pride in supporting local schools and will establish relationships as it grows.

 As part of its community presence, Whataburger is announcing sponsorship agreements with the Tennessee Titans and the Nashville Sounds. Celebration events with the teams will be held at its Old Hickory Blvd location in the coming months. Whataburger also will have stadium signage and branding and community outreach programs as part of the agreements.

“As a great brand with big growth plans in both Nashville and Memphis, Whataburger is a natural sponsor for the Tennessee Titans,” said Titans Sr. Vice President, Chief Marketing and Revenue Officer Gil Beverly. “We look forward to seeing their presence in the state grow over the next few years and hope we see a few Titans fans at their first store opening on Jan. 5.”

The eight Whataburgers targeted for opening in the Nashville area this year are:

  • 5055 Old Hickory Blvd, Hermitage, 37076 – Jan. 5
  • 1123 Nashville Pike, Gallatin, 37066 – early 2022
  • 1835 Old Fort Parkway, Murfreesboro, 37129 – mid 2022
  • 450 TN-109, Lebanon, 37090 – mid 2022
  • 630 S Cumberland St, Lebanon, 37087 – fall 2022
  • 1715 Gallatin Pike N, Madison, 37115 – fall 2022
  • 360 W Sam Ridley Pkwy, Smyrna, 37167 – fall 2022
  • 11190 Lebanon Rd, Mt. Juliet, 37122 – fall 2022

Whataburger employs more than 175 Family Members, what it calls its employees, at the Hermitage location. The brand is looking to hire more than 1,300 talented Family Members by the end of the year to deliver the Whataburger experience to its guests as it grows. Hiring for restaurants begins with leadership positions. Whataburger is seeking Operating Partners – the leader responsible for each multimillion-dollar restaurant – as well as managers, team leads and team members.

Whataburger Family Members are paid weekly and have access to flexible schedules (open 24/7). All employees participate in a robust training program that puts them on track for career advancement. Managers have the potential to earn up to $60,000 a year, based on both market and performance. Operating Partners earn an average of six figures or more, including bonuses of up to 150 percent of their target incentive. Both Operating Partner and Manager positions receive competitive health, dental and vision benefits, paid vacation and 401(k) benefits.


Whataburger has focused on its fresh, made-to-order burgers and friendly customer service since 1950 when Harmon Dobson opened the first Whataburger as a small roadside burger stand in Corpus Christi, Texas. Today, the company is headquartered in San Antonio with more than 900 locations across its 14-state footprint and sales of more than $3 billion annually. Whataburger is a 2022 Top Workplaces winner. The brand has more than 50,000 Family Members (employees) and more than 60 million customers who like to customize their Whataburgers just like they like it. Visit whataburger.com for more information. To apply for Whataburger jobs, visit whataburger.com/careers.