Whataburger Donates $60K to the San Antonio Food Bank
October 9, 2017 - Thanks to the support of our generous customers, Whataburger donated $60,000 to the San Antonio Food Bank following the month-long SA Goes Orange initiative, which is the highest amount raised to date.
- This donation provides 420,000 meals to individuals and families in need and helps provide food for around 58,000 individuals weekly.
- All this wouldn’t have been possible without our customers’ help during the Sept. 12-26 fundraising event, where customers who donated at least $1 at a Bexar County Whataburger restaurant received a thank-you coupon for a free Whataburger with purchase of a medium fry and 32-ounce drink.
- Additionally, during the two Volunteer Days, Whataburger had over 100 volunteers, who donated more than 260 volunteer hours and packed more than 62,000 pounds of food. This equates to an additional $6,300 value added to our total donation.
This is Whataburger’s eighth year to support SA Goes Orange, and we have now raised more than $285,000 for the food bank during that time. With the funds raised, the San Antonio Food Bank is able to feed those who need it most in the San Antonio community.
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.