North Carolina Drive-ins (page 2)

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What-a-Burger #1
Kannapolis, NC

What-a-Burger #2
Concord, NC
What-a-Burger #9
Albemarle, NC
What-a-Burger #10
Kannapolis, NC
What-a-Burger #11
Mooresville, NC
What-a-Burger #13
Mount Pleasant, NC
What-a-Burger #15
Concord, NC
What-a-Burger opened its first location near Newport News, VA in 1950. The NC locations were owned by Ed Bost. His first location opened in the 1950s in Concord. This does not explain why the Kannapolis location is called #1. The Albemarle location has been abandoned for years. The Mooresville location, #11, opened in 1960. The Concord location, #15, seems to have been the last one built. That was probably by the mid-1960s. This location and the ones in Concord (#2) and Mount Pleasant (#13) do not have the canopy structures. I believe the other locations not shown here have been demolished.

This chain was unrelated to the Whataburger chain which was established in TX. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

More NC Drive-ins:
Penguin Drive-in (Charlotte)

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