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The Wait is Over: First Whataburger Restaurant Arrives in Atlanta Area

10 additional locations planned for 2023, more than 50 over the next seven years

Whataburger is bringing its famous bold flavors and orange-and-white striped fun to the Atlanta metro with its first area restaurant opening on Monday, November 28, 11 a.m. at 705 Town Park Ln NW in Kennesaw.

With franchisee Made to Order Holdings, Whataburger plans to open an additional 10 Atlanta-area restaurants in 2023, and more than 50 over the next seven years, including:

  • 9766 GA-92, Woodstock, Ga. 30188
  • 503 Lakeland Plaza, Cumming, Ga. 30040
  • 2925 Buford Dr, Buford, Ga. 30519
  • 900 Pavilion Pkwy, Monroe, Ga. 30656
  • 10106 Alcovy Rd, Covington, Ga. 30014
  • 3201 Atlanta Hwy, Athens, Ga. 30606
  • SEQ – Scenic Hwy N & North Rd SW, Snellville, Ga. 30078
  • 15 Wallace Blvd, Dawsonville, Ga. 30534

With Operating Partner Rydell Johnson at the helm, the Whataburger team of 140 local employees, who we call Family Members, is ready to serve the community 24/7.

“Our team couldn’t be more excited to make history and open Whataburger’s doors to the Atlanta community, said Johnson. For those visiting us for the very first time, we always recommend starting with the #1, our namesake burger, but you can’t go wrong with any decision when it comes to fresh, made-to-order meals from Whataburger.” 

The restaurant honors Whataburger’s storied history while looking to the future with a forward-thinking design with features including double drive-thru lanes and digital menu boards to best serve guests. There’s also a custom interior mural featuring hometown landmarks. 

The restaurant will open with drive-thru service only, with plans to roll out additional services options including dining room access, ordering via the Whataburger App and Whataburger.com, curbside and delivery in the coming weeks.

To help manage traffic during the busy opening period, both private security and the Cobb County Sheriff’s Department will be on site to help direct traffic flow. Guests may enter the drive thru line via Townpark Lane through road across from Renasant Bank. Traffic management and procedures will be in place as long as needed.


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 over 900 locations. Even with our exceptional menu, we know that people make the difference at Whataburger. That’s why we’re a 2022 Top Workplaces Culture Excellence 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.