• Dobson opened the first Whataburger outside of Texas' borders in 1959 when he expanded the company to Pensacola, Fla. The company's footprint now stretches across eight southern and southwestern states. The addition of the Jacksonville restaurants will take Whataburger up to more than 600 stores.


  • The first out of state location opened in 1959 A mere nine years after the debut of Whataburger in Texas, Dobson opened the first out of state location in Pensacola, Florida.

    Beside above, when did Whataburger start? August 8, 1950, Corpus Christi, Texas, United States

    Then, does Florida have a Whataburger?

    Today, Whataburger has more than 820 locations, with more than 670 of those in Texas. Whataburgers other locations are in the South and Southwest, including Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico and Oklahoma.

    Why did Whataburger close in Florida?

    The company says it is closing the stores due to low sales. They are all company owned stores near Gainesville, Ocla, Orlando and Tampa. The 14 fast food restaurants were opened by a franchisee but purchased by the Whataburger company in 2007.

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