Whataburger Sold to Chicago Investment Firm

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  1. Chop

    Chop 5,000+ Posts

    What I liked most about DQ as a kid (other than the soft serve ice cream dipped in the fast drying liquid chocolate) was that they would have this big rectangular box freezer full of push ups and other frozen treats. One of those with the sliding glass top. We’d each get to pick one frozen treat.

    Any competitor could get the kids to lobby their parents to stop at their hamburger joint if they’d just install one of those freezers.
     
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  2. Giovanni Jones

    Giovanni Jones 1,000+ Posts

    I seem to recall reading (many years ago) that the advertising for DQ in Texas is markedly different from the advertising in all the other states. Heaven knows, DQ is a fixture in a multitude of Texas towns.

    Although: last year Texas Monthly had an article about DQ franchisees pulling out of small towns in the Texas Panhandle, New Mexico and Oklahoma.
    A Farewell to Dairy Queens
     
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  3. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    There is a new show on FX/Hulu that is supposed to be set in Austin. Not only do they try to pass TSU off as the UT campus but then they go too far by committing the unforgiveable sin of faking a Whataburger meal (chick pulls sandwich out of bagged wrapped in FOIL!!! -- the horror of it all)

    FX and Hulu's 'A Teacher' got Texas wrong (again) and I can't let this go
     
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  4. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

     
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  5. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Looks like most every Burger King. Is this in honor of Norm Brinker?
     
  6. Dionysus

    Dionysus Cocky + Relaxed Admin

    Whataburger is f**ked
     
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  7. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    The Chicago burger mob has taken over
     
  8. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    Looks like an Arby's or Hardee's with orange. See my sig.....
     
  9. Chop

    Chop 5,000+ Posts

    Well maybe they'll get a better source for their beef and stop serving up such overly fat and greasy meat.
    :fire::fire::fire::fire::fire::fire::fire::fire::fire::fire::fire::fire::fire::fire::fire::fire:
     
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  10. horninchicago

    horninchicago 10,000+ Posts

    Y'all just need to simma down na! I'm going to have faith that they won't change the food itself. Fact is, no one outside of Texas really knows or cares about Whataburger. So, if they want to grow the brand into new markets, a "fresh" concept and design is probably a good thing.

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  11. Run Pincher

    Run Pincher 1,000+ Posts

    Well I have to tell you when I made my 1st trip to Mobile, AL to check out one of my old companies plants the Plant Manager was real giddy when starts talking up Whataburger for lunch. He was pretty disappointed when I told him no thanks, you can only go there so many times.
     
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  12. horninchicago

    horninchicago 10,000+ Posts

    That's true. I didn't want to have Whataburger or barbecue as much when I actually still lived in Texas.
     
  13. theiioftx

    theiioftx Sponsor Deputy

    Whataburger expanding to the Nashville area and also Huntsville, Alabama. Now if we can get some decent TexMex, I will never move back to Texas.
     
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  14. horninchicago

    horninchicago 10,000+ Posts

    Oh dear Lawd, let it hit it northeast Illinois.

    We have Chuy’s and Uncle Julio’s here. Hoping for the hat trick.
     
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  15. theiioftx

    theiioftx Sponsor Deputy

    We have Chuy’s and UJ. Not a fan of UJ and the Chuy’s chains are not very good in my opinion.
     
  16. mb227

    mb227 2,500+ Posts

    Why are you settling for mediocrity?

    And yes, we have UJ near the house and mom hit top tier status there, but it leaves much to be desired for anything other than being an average plate. She was also less than thrilled when they changed the Noble Rita and downgraded the recipe.
     
  17. horninchicago

    horninchicago 10,000+ Posts

    It’s the best I can get in the crap hole of northeastern Illinois.
     
  18. mb227

    mb227 2,500+ Posts

    I find it difficult, nay impossible, to believe that good restaurants cannot thrive under Mayor Betelgeuse.
     
  19. LHABSOB

    LHABSOB 500+ Posts

    I have to agree- we are missing some good Tex-Mex up here in Chicagoland. Lots of 'Mexican Food' here but it is more authentic Michoacan food. I honestly can't stand the UJ chain. It has me confused because growing up, I loved the original location on Lemmon in Dallas and the next Uncle Julio's in Fort Worth off Camp Bowie. But looking back I wonder if I just had too many margarita's waiting 2 hours on a table so I really never knew how good or bad the food was there.
     
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  20. horninchicago

    horninchicago 10,000+ Posts

    I spent a lot of time and had a lot of margaritas at that location.

    Have you been to Station One in Plainfield for barbecue? It is exceptional.
     
  21. humahuma

    humahuma 500+ Posts

    In the late 70s I dated the daughter of the VP of Whataburger, he used to give me gold VP cards which my friends and I could order anything for free. I thought I was in heaven.
     
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  22. horninchicago

    horninchicago 10,000+ Posts

    So you have an in to get Whataburger up to northeast Illinois. Allsome!

    :fiestanana:
     
  23. humahuma

    humahuma 500+ Posts

    Nope that was a long time ago in Corpus.
     
  24. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    Uh, did those have expiration dates and if not you wanna put that up for bid? :smile1:
     
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