08:23 AM

How the South survived the great ice storm of 2018. (Whataburger is key.)

When single-digit temps swept across the south this week, folks went into survival mode. And what’s more critical to survival than Whataburger?

This fan made sure he wouldn’t have to leave the house by stocking up on some key staples.



The cold may have restricted access to this dude's car, but that just fueled his survival instinct.



Required to predict weather all day, this East Texas meteorologist took the guesswork out of lunchtime. 



And even Texas Gov. Greg Abbott decided the icy roads were a good excuse for a Whataburger stop.

Confused about how to make sure your pipes don’t freeze? We’ve got you covered.



Fans who had to drive somewhere found a good use for those stolen table tents. (Ahem.)




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.