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Looks Like Whataburger Is Finally Headed Back to Tennessee

Whataburger is bringing its beloved burgers, fries, and breakfast taquitos to Hermitage


After shattering many breakfast taquito and spicy ketchup-slathered cheeseburger dreams back in 2017 when job postings online proved false, Texas-based burger chain Whataburger confirmed back in July they had sights set for a (long awaited) return to Music City. And now it looks like that the wish of so many is finally coming true, according to the Nashville Post. Documents submitted to Metro say the address of the future burger destination will be in Hermitage, at 5055 Old Hickory Boulevard, specifically (a former Applebee’s).

Decades ago, Whataburger had a few locations in Tennessee, but residents have long waited for the return of the popular drive-thru burger chain. Back in July, James Turcotte, the Senior VP of Real Estate for the brand, confirmed that Whataburger did indeed have its sights set on Tennessee for expansion. Turcotte also said that the company will once again start franchising stores — something the burger chain has not done since the early 2000s.

Harmon Dobson opened the first Whataburger in 1950 down in Corpus Christi, and it grew with over 800 locations across Texas and other nearby states. Most all locations are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.