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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 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.