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
This What-a-Burger chain was not related to the Whataburger chain which was established in Texas. It was also not related to another "What-a-Burger" chain based in Virginia. The What-a-Burger chain in North Carolina was founded by Eb Bost & C.W. Bost, Jr. The stores were built and named in numerical order from #1 through #15. I assume that the numbered locations not shown here have been demolished. #3 and #6 were in Belmont; #4 was in Gastonia; #5 was in Kannapolis; #7 and #8 were in Concord. I don't know where #12 and #14 were located. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

The Kannapolis location was the first and is called #1. [map]

[Concord #2 map]

The Albemarle location, #9, has been abandoned for years. [map]

[Kannapolis #10 map] For more, see this website.

The Mooresville location, #11, opened in 1960. [map]

[Mount Pleasant #13 map]

The Concord location, #15, seems to have been the last What-a-Burger built. That was probably by the mid-1960s. [map]

The Concord and Mount Pleasant locations do not have canopy structures.

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