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Third Memphis-Area Whataburger to Open in Cordova on Monday

New restaurant will open with drive-thru service only

Whataburger is officially making its way to Cordova as the third Memphis-area restaurant, located at 1040 N Germantown Pkwy, gears up to start serving guests starting at 11 a.m. on Monday, November 14. 

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.

“We are hard at work training our dedicated team of Family Members to deliver our extensive menu of bold flavors, made to order, fresh and hot with a side of extraordinary hospitality,” said Operating Partner Cedric Joyner. “We look forward to offering our friends in the Cordova community a chance to enjoy the great Whataburger experience at this time from the most convenient spot around -- their vehicle.”

Following full-service availability, Whataburger will celebrate its grand opening by welcoming guests inside to be served by its 150 local employees, called Family Members.

The new restaurant’s design pays respect to Whataburger’s storied history while looking to the future with forward-thinking features, including an open-concept dining room and double drive-thru lanes. Interior details include custom wall art honoring the University of Memphis. 

In addition to the Southaven locations that opened earlier this year, a fourth Whataburger restaurant is expected to open at 2859 N Germantown Pkwy in Memphis in early 2023. 

Whataburger Family Members are paid weekly and have access to flexible schedules (open 24/7). All employees participate in a robust training program that puts them on track for career advancement. Managers have the potential to earn up to $60,000 a year, based on both market and performance. Operating Partners earn an average of six figures or more, including bonuses of up to 150 percent of their target incentive. Both Operating Partner and Manager positions receive competitive health, dental and vision benefits, paid vacation and 401(k) benefits.


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.