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Whataburger is Coming to the Atlanta Area

Breaking Ground on First Restaurant in Kennesaw

It was only a matter of time before Whataburger answered the call of fans in the Atlanta area. This fall, Atlantans will finally have the chance to sink their teeth into Whataburger’s big flavors and fresh ingredients served up with hometown hospitality.

Whataburger plans to open its first Atlanta area restaurants in these locations:


  • 705 Town Park Lane NW, Kennesaw, Ga. 30144
  • 9766 GA-92, Woodstock, Ga. 30188


  • 503 Lakeland Plaza, Cumming, Ga. 30040
  • SEQ Buford Dr and Exchange Dr, Buford, Ga. 30519
  • 3321 Lexington Rd, Athens, Ga. 30605
  • 3201 Atlanta Hwy, Athens, Ga. 30606
  • 100 Pottery Rd, Commerce, Ga. 30529
  • 15 Wallace Blvd, Dawnsonville, Ga. 30534

Whataburger currently operates one Georgia restaurant located in Thomasville, near the Florida state line.

“The Atlanta area is a great location for Whataburger, and we couldn’t be more pleased to make our entry into the community with our Kennesaw restaurant expected to open this fall,” said Market Leader Jon Barideaux. “We’ve had the good fortune of meeting quite a few of our new neighbors already, and we’ve already felt every bit of their hospitality.”

A series of local events will be held to celebrate the new restaurants, beginning with the Kennesaw groundbreaking on Wednesday, April 6, with the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce.

Along with the new restaurants, Whataburger will bring exciting career opportunities to the community. It plans to hire 140 employees at its first restaurant in Kennesaw. Hiring for an Operating Partner and Managers is ongoing. Team Leader and Team Member hiring is set to begin this summer. Whataburger plans to employ more than 1,400 at area restaurants by year-end 2023.

“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 Barideaux. “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 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.