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Second Whataburger Location Near Campus Adds To Legendary Tuscaloosa Lineup

June 20, 2018 -- Whataburger is proud to open its doors to the second Tuscaloosa restaurant, located near the University of Alabama campus at 13th Street and McFarland Boulevard, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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 also bringing a few limited-time menu items including the fan-favorite Buffalo Ranch Chicken Strip Sandwich and Salted Caramel Shake. Whataburger’s popular breakfast menu, including the fan-favorite Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit and Taquitos, will be available from 11 p.m. to 11 a.m.

Customers 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.

Whataburger is a proud sponsor of University of Alabama athletics including football, men’s and women’s basketball, gymnastics, softball and baseball. To show Whataburger’s support for the university, there is a Crimson Tide logo on the exterior of the restaurant and a mural showcasing iconic photos of the University of Alabama on display in the dining room.

“Whataburger received such positive response from the community after opening our first restaurant,” said Whataburger Director of Operations John Attra. “By adding another location close to campus, we look forward to continuing our involvement with the university and satisfying all-day cravings and late-night appetites.”

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

  • “Eating Whataburger for the fifth time since the Tuscaloosa location opened a week ago.” – Blake
  • “The new Tuscaloosa Whataburger was the worst thing could ever happen to my bank account.” – Matthew
  • “Bruh Whataburger so good and I don’t even eat burgers like that😭 then the service was AMAZING. They beating every fast food restaurant in Tuscaloosa tbh😂💯” – Seara

Whataburger held a #ServeMeFirst contest on their social media channels, asking fans why they deserved to be the first in line to eat at Whataburger when it opens. That honor went to Kanesha Springer, who was invited to meet the team and is set to be the first to enjoy their favorite Whataburger meal at Tuscaloosa’s newest restaurant.

Whataburger is currently looking for hard working, self-starting restaurant managers to start a career that can last a lifetime. The company places a strong emphasis on developing its employees, referred to as Family Members – including providing opportunities to participate in leadership and career development training at Whataburger University located in San Antonio, Texas. Interested candidates can find more information about the open positions and benefits on the company’s website.

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, What’s Cookin’, to see the latest Whataburger news.


Sarah Sutton

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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 for more information. To apply for Whataburger jobs, visit

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