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Whataguy Origin Story

Whataguy first appeared on kids meal bags and a games site in the summer of 1999. His mission is to protect freshness, flavor and the Whataburger Way!

These days, Whataguy is the ambassador for Whataburger Feeding Student Success, Whataburger’s signature community program at the intersection of food insecurity and education. He’s also often seen at restaurant and sporting events. As he has matured, his superpowers have grown, and Whataguy now can be at multiple locations at the same time! 


Whataburger is the hometown hamburger place that hasn’t compromised. We serve bold flavors and original recipes made to order, just like you like it, and pride ourselves on extraordinary hospitality and meaningful connections in our communities. That’s what’s led fans to Whataburger since Harmon Dobson served our first customer in 1950. Headquartered in San Antonio, we’ve stayed close to our roots while building sales of more than $3 billion annually across our 14-state footprint and over 900 locations. Even with our exceptional menu, we know that people make the difference at Whataburger. That’s why we’re a 2022 Top Workplaces Culture Excellence award winner. Want to become part of our orange spirit? Apply to become a Family Member (what we call our employees) at whataburger.com/careers. Just hungry for a great meal? Download our app on ios or android to order ahead. Shop Whataburger branded merchandise and selected sauces including our famous Fancy and Spicy Ketchup at WhataStore.com and find Whataburger original-recipe products in grocery stores. See our press kit for a list of locations, fun facts, milestones and other company information.