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PRESS RELEASE: Whataburger Flies Into Terminal E - Satellite at DFW Airport

DFW Airport, TEXAS – July 1, 2019 – Whataburger is opening its newest restaurant at Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport. The new restaurant is located in Terminal E - Satellite, which will host American Airlines regional flights. It will operate from 6 a.m. until 30 minutes before the last flight (around 10 p.m.) and will feed some of the more than 200,000 hungry air travelers who pass through the airport each day. The new Whataburger is the latest in a series of improvements to Terminal E over the past few years. To celebrate this long-awaited restaurant opening, the first 50 guests will receive a special gift from Whataburger.

In addition to fresh, never frozen burgers, as well as other popular menu items including french fries, onion rings, chicken strips and shakes, Whataburger is bringing a new All-Time Favorite to the menu: the Mushroom Swiss Burger. Fans can also enjoy the breakfast menu, available from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m., which includes Whataburger’s popular Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit and warm Taquitos, perfect to kick-start an early morning. Plus, airport travelers who have never tried Whataburger can pick up the classic No. 1, even if they’re only in Texas for a layover!

Air travelers also have the option to make all of Whataburger’s offerings their own by customizing them to their liking – substituting mustard or mayo, removing any toppings, adding their favorite sauces, grilled veggies, cheese, or any other unique pairings, just like they like it.

“This new location is in one of the nation’s top international airports,” said Whataburger Franchisee Gilbert Aranza. “Whataburger can’t wait to share our delicious food with air travelers from around the world, including those who may be trying our famous Honey Butter Chicken Biscuits for the first time!”

“Since the day we first announced that Whataburger was coming to the DFW Airport, fans have been excited, constantly asking us when it will open,” said Ken Buchanan, DFW Airport’s executive vice president of revenue management and customer experience. “DFW has made some big investments in the customer experience, including new concessions that emphasize our local favorites. We’re happy to welcome Whataburger and give our visitors the chance to see why the Texas favorite has such a loyal following!”

Here’s what Whataburger’s social media fans have to say about Whataburger opening in DFW Airport (content provided directly from Whataburger’s Twitter pages)

  • “HI PLEASE TELL ME THAT YOUR DFW AIRPORT LOCATION IS OPEN ALREADY 😭😭 I’m about to run to the terminal before my flight if it is” -Stephanie
  • “I’m starting a petition to bring a @Whataburger to DFW airport because ya boy ain’t having it” -Northern
  • About the announcement: “Lucky! I wish I had a Whataburger in my town. Those burgers are soooo good!” -Chris
  • “As God intended: After 44 years, DFW Airport plans for its first ever #Whataburger” -John

The 1,200 sq. ft. restaurant maintains the classic orange-and-white Whataburger color scheme and is optimized to serve customers as quickly as possible. It’s also adding 60 new jobs to the community.

Whataburger is currently looking for hard working, self-starting restaurant team members to start a career that can last a lifetime. The company places a strong emphasis on a positive work environment and developing its employees, referred to as Family Members. Whataburger also offers meal discounts, flexible schedules and vacation time. Each Whataburger restaurant team member works to deliver an exceptional customer service experience and deliver every meal with a smile. Interested candidates can find more information about the open positions and benefits at Star Concessions Support Center.

Whataburger encourages local residents to follow its social media channels for updates on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat, @WhataburgerLife. Be sure to also stop by Whataburger’s digital newsroom to see the latest Whataburger news.


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.

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