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Whataburger’s Fresh Take on a Classic: The New Cobb Salad

Mar. 29, 2021 – By one popular account, the Cobb Salad was created in 1937 by Robert Cobb, who out of a late-night necessity, threw together leftovers in his kitchen to make what would become his restaurant’s signature dish.

With a nod to Mr. Cobb, Whataburger is bringing its own fresh, Insta-worthy take on the classic with the new Cobb Salad.

The Build

Whataburger’s new Cobb Salad comes with your choice of a warm, diced Grilled Chicken, Whatachick’n or Spicy Chicken filet, on a bed of Red Roma lettuce blend topped with shredded carrots, shredded cheddar cheese, three crispy bacon strips cut into pieces, grape tomatoes and a sliced hard-boiled egg.

“The Cobb Salad is a great combination of flavors,” said Whataburger Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Rich Scheffler. “Our take on the classic is made to order in our kitchens with fresh, high-quality ingredients and the chicken filets our customers know and love.”

The Bottom Line

Prices vary by market.

Customers can still order any salad made to order, just like they like it.

Curbside pickup and delivery are options on Whataburger’s App and at Whataburger.com. Customers who create an account will start earning rewards and get special offers.



Whataburger has served up 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, Texas, with more than 840 locations in 10 states and sales of more than $2.5 billion annually. Whataburger has 50,000 Family Members (employees) and more than 14 million customers who like to customize their Whataburgers just the way they like it. Newsweek ranked Whataburger second on its 2021 list of America’s Best Customer Service brands in the Fast Food category. Visit whataburger.com for more information.