5:07 p.m. UPDATE:
Raising Cane’s is also experiencing a bread quality issue, at least at some stores in North Texas.
A Wednesday tweet from Fox 4’s Brandon Todd shows a picture of a printed sign taped to a Cane’s drive through in Fort Worth.
“SORRY, NO TOAST,” the sign reads. “Our bread delivery didn’t meet our high quality standards. Please select any EXTRA in its place. Thank You!”
Whataburger has pulled its white buns and Texas toast from some stores, citing a “quality issue,” according to a statement from the Texas burger chain and tweets from the company’s Twitter account Wednesday.
“We voluntarily removed white buns and Texas Toast from some of our restaurants because of a quality issue with one of our suppliers,” one tweet read.
Whataburger’s corporate office released the following statement, which does not mention Central Texas stores as among those affected by the bun issue:
“We voluntarily removed white buns and Texas Toast from some of our restaurants in the DFW area, East and West Texas, Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas because of a quality issue with one of our suppliers. There’s no health risk at all, rather an impact on our bun’s flavor caused by an unbalance in the yeast, and we want to make sure our customers get the best product.
We understand this is frustrating to our loyal customers and apologize to those impacted by the shortage. We’re happy to make any burger or sandwich using a wheat bun, flour tortilla or bun-less on a platter at no extra charge. Customers visiting a restaurant experiencing a shortage of buns can enjoy extended breakfast hours until 1pm today.
Our bread is baked daily and our teams are working around the clock to deliver fresh buns today and we look forward to getting back to business as usual just as soon as we can.”
The news comes two days after In-N-Out voluntarily closed its Texas restaurants for a similar bun quality issue. After that announcement, many joked on social media about the superior quality of Whataburger’s buns.
Staff writer Mary Huber contributed to this report.