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Looks Like Whataburger Is Finally Headed Back to Tennessee

The Texas-based burger chain confirms further expansion into the Southeast — including Tennessee


After having many breakfast taquito and spicy ketchup-slathered cheeseburger dreams shattered back in 2017 when job postings online proved false, it seems Nashville is on the radar again for Texas-based burger chain Whataburger.

According to the Nashville Business Journal, James Turcotte, the Senior VP of Real Estate for the brand, confirmed that Whataburger is definitely expanding into the Southeast, with eyes set on Tennessee specifically.

Turcotte said 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.