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Jacksonville-area restaurant count to more than double

Let the Sunshine In: Whataburger Expanding in Northeast Florida with Silvercreek Group

Things are looking brighter than ever for Whataburger fans in the Sunshine State as the brand continues its growth in the Jacksonville area! 

Franchisee Silvercreek Group LLC will bring the brand’s fresh, 100% made-to-order meals and Fancy and Spicy Ketchup to 12 new Jacksonville-area Whataburger restaurants by year-end 2027. The first franchise-owned restaurants planned to open this year include:

  • 8325 Southside Blvd, Jacksonville, Fla. 32256
  • 105 Cbl Dr, St. Augustine, Fla. 32086

Whataburger will continue its corporate-owned restaurant expansion in the area, adding the following locations in the following months:

  • 179 Village Commons Dr, St. Augustine, Fla. 32092
  • 11559 Atlantic Blvd, Jacksonville, Fla. 32225
  • 10600 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, Fla. 32257

The new restaurants will join the existing Whataburgers already open in the Jacksonville area, bringing the total to 24.

“We’re excited to partner with Silvercreek to bring more of our signature bold flavors and original recipes to our Jacksonville-area fans,” said Ed Nelson, Whataburger president and CEO. “We look forward serving this thriving community for many years to come.”

“This is an exciting time for us as a new Whataburger franchise partner,” said Markus Garnett, Silvercreek Group LLC key operator. “This collaboration has been many years in the making, and we’re thrilled to expand this iconic brand’s presence across northeast Florida.” 

Whataburger is positioned to have a significant economic impact in the Jacksonville area, bringing over 600 jobs to the community. More information on Whataburger’s competitive benefits and salaries, great opportunities for career advancements and other employee resources for growth and development here.

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Whataburger is the hometown hamburger place that hasn’t compromised. We serve bold flavors and original recipes made to order, just like you like it, and pride ourselves on extraordinary hospitality and meaningful connections in our communities. That’s what’s led fans to Whataburger since Harmon Dobson served our first customer in 1950. Headquartered in San Antonio, we’ve stayed close to our roots while building sales of more than $3 billion annually across our 14-state footprint and more than 900 locations. Even with our exceptional menu, we know that people make the difference at Whataburger. That’s why we’re a national 2023 Top Workplaces award winner. Want to become part of our orange spirit? Apply to become a Family Member (what we call our employees) at whataburger.com/careers. Just hungry for a great meal? Download our app on ios or android to order ahead. Shop Whataburger branded merchandise and selected sauces including our famous Fancy and Spicy Ketchup at WhataStore.com and find Whataburger original-recipe products in grocery stores. See our press kit for a list of locations, fun facts, milestones and other company information.