Whataburger (page 1)

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Whataburger was founded in Corpus Christi, TX in 1950. By 1960, the company had opened 17 restaurants in Texas, Florida, and Tennessee. There are now about 600 locations. Of these, there are about 15 of the 30-foot-tall A-frame buildings left. The first one was built in 1961 in Odessa, TX at Whataburger's 24th location. That location has either been significantly remodeled or, more likely, completely rebuilt. The company built other location in other states later on (Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and New Mexico) but I don't believe any of those were A-frame buildings. The more modern versions of these buildings, like the one shown in Tulsa below, are wider with dine-in wing additions on both sides. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

This section is organized alphabetically by state and by city within Texas. The last page features some unusual designs in Arizona, California, and Florida.

Mobile, AL


This Whataburger location was the 104th location, built in 1973. The building was remodeled a bit around 2017. [map]

Chickasaw, AL
This Whataburger location was built in 1973. [map]

former Whataburger
Phoenix, AZ
This building which now houses Teaching & Learning Stuff was built as a Whataburger. The A-frame doesn't seem steep enough to be the classic vintage design. [map]

Tallahassee, FL
2009: 2020:
This Whataburger in Tallahassee was built as #72 and opened in 1970. The building was repainted around 2012. For more, see this website. [map]

former Whataburger
Shreveport, LA
This former Whataburger now houses a used car dealership. [map]

former Whataburger
Oklahoma City, OK


This Whataburger was location #79, built in 1970. This was the only remaining A-frame Whataburger in Oklahoma. By 2014, the building was housing the Patty Wagon. [map]

former Whataburger [gone]
Tulsa, OK
The photo of this more modern Whataburger building is from 2006. By 2015, the building was vacant and painted white. By 2017, it had been demolished.

former Whataburger
Memphis, TN
This former Whataburger housed Love's Seafood when these photos were taken in 2010. By 2014, the business had closed and the building was vacant. The building has been repainted and is now housing a tire shop. [map]

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