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What-A-Day: Whataburger celebrates 68th burger birthday

Posted: 7:06 PM, Aug 08, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-08 20:09:24-04

For 68 years, Whataburger has served great food to its customers, one order at a time.

How did this restaurant get its name? Customers at the time needed to hold the burgers with two hands, making this What-A-Burger.

Harmon Dobson started Whataburger with a single roadside stand in Corpus Christi in 1950.

Back then, you could get a burger for just 35 cents and shakes for 15 cents. The original location was a small wooden shack on Ayers Street right across Del Mar College.

Now they have more than 820 restaurants in ten states.

In Corpus Christi, there are 24 locations.