On this day 66 years ago, the Texas staple behind the Patty Melt and the A.1. Thick and Hearty Burger was born. That’s right — we’re talking about Whataburger.
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The fast-food chain got its start in Corpus Christi on Aug. 8, 1950 thanks to a man named Harmon Dobson. As the San Antonio Express-News reports, the Texas State Historical Association says the grand opening earned a total of $50.
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“Four days later they took $141.80 and sold 551 burgers. The word was out. Whataburger was a success,” TSHA says.
Thank you all for letting us serve you for the past 66 years! #HappyBirthdayWhataburger pic.twitter.com/sSn0cplwDf
— Whataburger® (@Whataburger) August 8, 2016
Today, Dobson’s family still owns the Whataburger company which runs more than 700 restaurants across Texas, Arizona, Florida and many other states.
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