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Whataburger Celebrates World Teachers' Day

Whether they are in front of a classroom or their laptop camera, teachers across Whataburger’s 10-state footprint are doing whatever it takes to keep students engaged, supported, and learning. 

In a year full of challenges, they are turning obstacles into opportunities, one mute button at a time.

That’s why this World Teachers’ Day we’re saluting all educators with a special “Thank You” message on our restaurant pole signs. And to honor some special educators this World Teachers’ Day, Whataburger asked more than 100 schools from Florida to Arizona to identify true superheroes on their campuses. 

The stories came flooding in.

For one teacher, a deeply personal loss fueled a passion to advocate for suicide prevention measures. Another saw a student in need and reached across a language barrier to help a whole family with food, clothing, technology supplies, and even affordable housing. Another masked up and drove to every student’s house with a gift bag and curbside “Meet-the-Teacher” night. 

On World Teachers’ Day, we’ll be surprising these teachers with fun Whataburger swag, gift cards to make meal time super convenient, and Visa gift cards to treat themselves. (Step away from the school supply aisle, please!)

Our Whataburger Feeding Student Success program is committed to helping all students succeed, and we’re proud to honor the women and men who make that their lives’ work. 


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 840 locations in 10 states with sales of more than $2.5 billion annually. Visit www.whataburger.com for more information.