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Whataburger is Coming to Springfield

The brand plans to open three restaurants in the community this year

It was only a matter of time before Whataburger answered the call from fans in the Springfield area. By year-end, Springfieldians will finally have the chance to sink their teeth into Whataburger’s bold flavors and fresh ingredients. 

“Springfield is a great location for Whataburger, and we couldn’t be more pleased to make our entry into the community with our first restaurants set to open in Springfield, Ozark and Republic,” said Market Leader Randy Gross.“We’ve had the good fortune of meeting quite a few of our new neighbors already and have felt every bit of their warmth as we plant our roots in town.”  

The first Springfield-area restaurants are set to open later this year in the following locations, with a series of local events to be held in the coming months to celebrate progress: 

  • 1355 US Hwy 60 E, Republic, Mo. 65738
  • 1851 Marler Ln, Ozark, Mo. 65721
  • 3880 W Sunshine, Springfield, Mo. 65807

Along with the new restaurants, Whataburger will bring exciting career opportunities to the community, with plans to hire more than 660 employees by year-end.

“At Whataburger, we believe a great customer experience starts with an exceptional employee experience, which is why we value our teams so much and dedicate time to teach them the skills they need. Even without restaurant experience, leaders can succeed at Whataburger with the right attitude and leadership ability,” said Market Leader Randy Gross. “Our local restaurant teams are the heart and soul of our brand. It’s also why we call employees Family Members. We know there are a lot of wonderful people in this community, and we encourage them to apply.” 

More information on Whataburger’s competitive benefits and salaries, great opportunities for career advancements and other employee resources for growth and development are available here.


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. Today, the company is headquartered in San Antonio with more than 900 locations across its 14-state footprint and sales of more than $3 billion annually. Whataburger is a 2022 Top Workplaces winner. The brand has more than 50,000 Family Members (employees) and more than 60 million customers who like to customize their Whataburgers just like they like it. Visit whataburger.com for more information. To apply for Whataburger jobs, visit whataburger.com/careers.