Whataburger Making Debut in Colorado Springs
Training center and first restaurant opening this year, additional locations in 2022
It was only a matter of time before Whataburger answered the call of Colorado Springs fans. And now feels just right. By year-end, Coloradans will finally have the chance to sink their teeth into Whataburger’s big flavors and fresh ingredients served up with hometown hospitality.
Longtime franchisee BurgerWorks will open a training center and its first restaurant this year. Additional locations are planned for 2022.
The training center will be at 5905 Constitution Ave. Remodeling of the existing building on the site will begin soon, with scheduled completion this summer.
The first restaurant will be in the InterQuest Marketplace, with groundbreaking toward the end of the summer for a planned opening before year-end.
Groundbreaking and opening events will be held to celebrate new restaurant locations. The company plans to release information on 2022 growth plans later this year.
Along with new restaurants, BurgerWorks will bring exciting career opportunities for leaders in the community. Hiring in Colorado Springs will begin in the next few months for positions including Restaurant Manager and Operating Partner. In early fall, hiring will begin for Team Leaders and Team Members.
“A great Whataburger customer experience starts with exceptional employees, which is why our entry into Colorado Springs will begin with building a training center and recruiting caring leaders who can motivate and reward teams,” said William Tamminga, owner of BurgerWorks. “We compensate well and have a robust training program to teach the needed skills. Even without restaurant experience, leaders can succeed at our Whataburger restaurants with the right attitude and ability.”
Whataburger Operating Partners are the heart and soul of the company. They are business leaders who run multimillion-dollar restaurants and have fun doing it. They also are the face of Whataburger in their communities, connecting and creating relationships with local schools, businesses and nonprofits.
“We’re committed to being Colorado Springs’ hometown Whataburger,” said Tamminga. “We want to hire people with great skills who know, care for and serve the community.”
BurgerWorks plans to hire more than 100 employees in Colorado Springs this year. A website with hiring information on working at Whataburger in Colorado Springs, including competitive benefits and salaries and opportunities for career advancement, will be posted soon.
Founded more than 70 years ago, Whataburger now has more than 850 locations across 10 states, operating 24/7, 364 days a year. Whataburger is best known for its signature, fresh-never-frozen beef burgers – available 24 hours a day. Its breakfast menu, available from 11 p.m. to 11 a.m., features items including the fan-favorite Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit and Breakfast on a Bun. Whataburger’s famous Fancy and Spicy Ketchup are also well-loved by customers and available online and in some grocery stores.
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.