Heart of the Workplace Award
Whataburger was honored with the Heart of the Workplace Award at the recent Global Best Practices Conference in Dallas. The award recognizes restaurant organizations that demonstrate a significant commitment and investment in their employees and their communities.
"Pride, Care and Love is part of our culture," says Stephanie Bright, director of Field HR, who accepted the award. "We are highly committed to serving our customers and our community. But it all starts with our Family Members and the commitment they have for each other."
The Global Best Practices Conference, hosted by Black Box Intelligence (formerly TDn2K), is an annual gathering of restaurant industry leaders who come together to discuss some of the most challenging obstacles facing the restaurant industry.
Whataburger also was one of 24 organizations nominated for the conference's Best Practices Award which honors restaurant organizations for workplace excellence in their segment of the restaurant industry.
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. Dobson gave his restaurant a name he hoped to hear customers say every time they took a bite of his made-to-order burgers: “What a burger!” Within the first week, people lined up around the block for his 25 cent, 100 percent beef burgers served on five-inch buns. Today, the company is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, with more than 820 locations in 10 states with sales of more than $2 billion annually. Visit www.whataburger.com for more information.