Hurricane Irma Preparation
2017 has brought unprecedented weather activity. Our hearts go out to the people who have already been impacted by Hurricane Irma, those who are in its path, and those who are on the long road to recovering from Hurricane Harvey. It’s been heart-wrenching to see the devastation and destruction.
Looking ahead to Irma’s imminent landfall in Florida, we’re preparing and want to keep you in the loop on what we’re doing to weather the storm.
Safety First for Impacted Restaurants
All of our restaurants in all Jacksonville and Tallahassee, Florida and Thomasville, Georgia closed by Saturday, September 9th at 11 a.m., and we will continue to close restaurants on a rolling basis as needed.
Specific restaurants in Florida not in Irma’s current path are staying open to serve our customers, especially those who are displaced and on the road due to Irma. Our Store Locator will be continuously updated on current openings and closures.
We have a dedicated Hurricane Response team monitoring the situation very closely to continuously adjust. We’re continuing to watch the path of the storm and are prepared to act accordingly.
We learned from Harvey there’s so much that can’t be planned for which is why we have we have a team to be proactive and make timely decisions in this situation.
After the Storm
While operations will continue normally at unaffected restaurants, we anticipate there may be longer-term issues if any of our restaurants are impacted by Irma. Like we are doing with our restaurants affected by Harvey, we’ll remain focused on securing people and buildings in the days following the storm, and we will plan for reopening as soon as it’s safe to do so.
Keep checking our Store Locator for updates on the latest openings and closures.
Helping Family Members
When families are in need, it’s important to band together. Once the storm passes, if Family Members need support from the Whataburger Family Foundation, they can call 1-800-6BURGER (1-800-628-7437).
Operating since 2001, the Whataburger Family Foundation pools together donations from the company, employees, franchisees and suppliers. The funds are then used for scholarships and to assist employees and their families in need.