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Terrific Things Corpus Christi Gave the World: Whataburger

by Visit Corpus Christi Texas

So you think you know this city? Are you ready to earn your graduate degree in all-things Corpus Christi? Everyone knows what’s to love, with over 100 miles of gulf shore and bayside beaches ringing our Coastal Bend, not to mention an average year-round temperature of 72.15°. But do you know what else makes this city so special?

Whataburger

Whataburger Sign
photo by Visit Corpus Christi

Fun fact: Did you know Selena loved Whataburger?! Harmon Dobson founded famous hamburger chain Whataburger in Corpus Christi, Texas, in 1950. Fans love the landmark orange-and-white A-frame structures, customizable menu and delicious quarter-pound burgers. Condiments here are so popular, they are stocked in grocery stores. (Whataburger Ketchup and Spicy Ketchup make great souvenirs!) Plus, Corpus Christi is home to the world’s only two-story, 6,000-square-foot Whataburger by the Bay, with an elevator, a statue of good ol’ Harmon and an open deck overlooking the water!

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