Bet you don’t know how Whataburger got its awesome name. It’s a pretty cool story in my opinion.
Cute Cooper the dog, modeling in the picture above and below, was visiting Whataburger for the first time and wanted to know the Whataburger name story as well.
The story is so crazy the store employee dabbed in front of the sign first and we all hyped Cute Cooper the dog up first.
Once we had Cooper’s attention we explained that the chain’s founder Harmon Dobson had a vision to make a burger so HUGE that when people picked it up to take a bite they would automatically say, “What a burger!”
The story made Cooper smile, or maybe the employee dabbing made everyone smile, but Cooper seemed to appreciate thinking about how HUGE a burger could actually be. Cooper likes HUGE burgers.
Cooper smiled at the drive thru employee as he waited for his burger, as you can see in the picture below, he was very eager to see how big the Whataburger burgers actually were.
The Whataburger chain started out serving beautiful 5 inch burgers while everyone else was serving smaller 4 inch ones.
This helped them differentiate and grow as friends would tell others, “Wow Whataburger serves such big burgers!” which is exactly what Harmon had in mind.
Cooper had never been to Whataburger before, but he let us know he was on the same page as Harmon, that big burgers are better than regular burgers.
The first few days after the first Whataburger opened were slow, as in any new venture, and they sold only $191 total worth of burgers.
Friends loved it and told friends however and by the fourth day they did $141.80 in sales in just one day, selling 551 burgers!
Cooper the cute dog was actually born after Whataburger was founded, but we all know if he had been alive during the opening of the first Whataburger, he would have actively promoted the store and told all his doggie friends to bring their owners.
He happily went through the drive through, smiling and wondering why we had never taken him to Whataburger before.
The chain took off after its successful fourth day, and continues to prosper today as customers who appreciate large burgers, such as Cooper the cute dog, continue to frequent the chain.
Harmon Dobson and Paul Burton opened the first Whataburger restaurant in Corpus Christi Texas in 1950. Today, it is operated by the original Dobsons plus a very small number of additional franchisees, 25.
Today the chain has expanded to over 800 locations in the Southeast and Southwest United States.
The restaurants’ headquarters now rest in a large 140,000 square foot office building in the original founding state, but are now located in a different city, San Antonio, Texas.
Here’s some fun Whataburger fact trivia to impress your friends with before you take the survey:
In 1961 Whataburger started building orange and white striped roof locations because Harmon was a pilot and wanted the restaurants to be able to be seen from the sky.
Like Whataburger? Like Free Food?
Then you’re in the right place. Keep reading to find out how to get a free gift on your next Whataburger visit when eat there, save your receipt and take their customer feedback survey.
Cooper was ready to take the survey as you can see in the picture below. He stuck his little head out of the car so he could grab the receipt and take the survey right away when he got back home.
After this trip, if there was one thing Cooper the cute dog knew, it was that he would be coming back to Whataburger ASAP, as soon as possible.
Whataburger survey details:
|Receipt Valid For||3 Days|
|Coupon Limit||1 per visit per customer|
|Restrictions||Must purchase a medium fry and drink when using coupon|
www.whataburgersurvey.com Survey Prize
In exchange for taking the Whataburger survey, you’ll get a code redeemable for a free whataburger that you can use on your next visit as long as you also purchase a medium fry and medium drink along with your free burger coupon in order to successfully redeem it.
Prize: Free whataburger with purchase of medium fries and drink on your next visit
How To Take The Whataburger Survey
- Purchase something at a Whataburger and save your receipt
- Visit the Whataburger Survey page and take the online survey
- If your receipt doesn’t have a survey code, take the survey here instead
- Save your code to redeem your free gift on your next Whataburger visit
Whataburger Secret Survey Hack
Many people don’t know you can get unlimited free fries / drinks at Whataburger using this method as there is no limit to the number of surveys you can take per month. Just make sure to save your receipt so you’ll be able to take the online survey each time.
www.whataburgersurvey.com Survey Homepage
The light orange and white Whataburger survey homepage asks you to enter the survey code found on the bottom of your receipt in order to start the survey:
Whataburger Survey Rules & Eligibility
- You must have made a Whataburger purchase in order to be eligible to take the survey
- You must complete the survey within 3 days of making your purchase in order to receive a valid coupon code
- Limit one receipt coupon per customer
- Your receipt and your validation code are both required in order to redeem your free burger coupon
- You must purchase a medium french fry and medium drink in order to redeem your free burger coupon
- Cannot combine with any other offer
See your receipt for more survey details.
1 (800) 628-7437
PO Box 791990
San Antonio, TX 78279
Online Contact Form
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