Corpus Christi is the site of the very first small and humble burger stand that began the largely successful fast food conglomerate, turning into what we now know as Whataburger. In the golden age of drive-ins and American automobile pride, in the 1950s, a man by the name of Harmon Dobson decided that he wanted to create a burger "so big it took two hands to hold." After selling one of his new creations at his local burger shack he quickly caught on to a customer catch phrase going around of "what a burger!", hence the name of the establishment. The first burger stand was located on Ayers Street in Corpus Christi and by the 1960s there were 17 across three states, by the 1990s there were 500 across the nation. In Corpus Christi there are actually eight total different Whataburgers, the most popular on Shoreline Boulevard.
Here at Whataburger you and your group can enjoy fast, delicious, and cheap burger creations, from the classic Whataburger to the spicy avocado bacon burger. Try more adventurous things like the jalapeno bacon burger, chicken fajita taco, or all time favorites green chile double, chop house cheddar, and Monterey melt. Save room for dessert, hot lemon and apple pies, always ready to serve. If you are here for breakfast you are in luck as well, with great breakfast classics and unique items such as Breakfast on a Bun and the jalapeno cheddar biscuit. Before you go make sure you hit up the gift shop to find any souvenir apparel or to take home some signature Whataburger grocery or grill items such as their jalapeno ranch, pancake mix, grill spatula, or BBQ sauce!