On Thursday, December 9, Whataburger celebrated the opening of their newly-relocated restaurant at 2515 W. Airport Freeway (just west of Story Road) in Irving with a ribbon cutting celebration. The new location replaces the restaurant which was formerly located at Wingren and Airport Freeway which was purchased by TxDOT for the widening of State Highway 183 through Irving. In addition to Whataburger personnel, city officials, and chamber staff and ambassadors, a very special guest was in attendance. Lynne Dobson, who is co-owner of the restaurant chain and daughter of founder Harmon Dobson, shared with all in attendance the restaurant’s long history which began in 1950 in Corpus Christi. Other highlights included a check presentation from Whataburger to Irving Cares, a ceremonial raising of the American Flag by a local Boy Scout Troop 606 and the providing of samples of the latest Whataburger menu offerings including the new 5-3-1 burger. The burger is named for its unique toppings: five pickles, three onion rings and one topping of creamy pepper sauce served with two beef patties, a slice of Monterey Jack cheese and a slice of American cheese between two slices of Texas Toast. Try it today- Chamber approved!

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In front of a portrait of founder Harmon Dobson, from left to right: Jeff Simpson,
Lynne Dobson (co-owner and daughter of Harmon) and Maurine Miller. 
 

 

Whataburger 2.JPGBoy Scouts Troop 606 led by Scout Master and ACE Executive, David Dodson, were on hand to help commemorate the opening  

 

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Teddie Story, Executive Director of Irving Cares, accepts a check from Whataburger for food to feed those in need of temporary assistance. 

 

Whataburger 4.JPGStore Manager, Chris Wofford, and Shelby Randolph, Manager of Field Marketing, are photographed with an official certificate of special recognition as presented by Shirly Dobson on behalf of State Representative Linda Harper-Brown

 

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The Boy Scouts raise the U.S. flag to commemorate the opening.

 

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Our flag flying high thanks to the Boy Scouts

 

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Chris Wofford and Lynne Dobson cut the ribbon

 

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Chris Wofford with his Whataburger team

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