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Whataburger Offers Wings Alternative for Football Fans

2009-09-28 Company announces launch of LTO buffalo chicken sandwich.

Whataburger Fans Can Now Wear Orders on Sleeve

2009-09-25 Burger chain launches T-shirt customization Web site, allowing customers to assemble favorite orders on shirts.

Whataburger Awards College Scholarships

2008-10-21 The company will award more than $110,000 in college scholarships to 57 Whataburger family members.

Whataburger Aquires Largest Franchisee

2008-09-30 Whataburger's deal with Barrand Inc. spans 40-plus restaurants in Northeast Texas and the Florida Panhandle.

Whataburger Announces New CFO

2008-06-04 Whataburger Restaurants promotes Controller Ed Nelson to CFO.

Whataburger Chooses Xpient's IRIS POS

2007-08-16 A rigorous evaluation process which involved 20 software vendors, stretched over 15 months and included several week-long demos and a month long pilot culminated with XPIENT being named as Whataburger's solution of choice.

Whataburger Names New President

2007-02-07 COO and Executive Vice President Preston Atkinson is tapped to lead the burger company as it approaches the $1 billion mark.

Whataburger Matriarch Dies

2005-09-02 The woman who raised a family and a legendary burger chain, with husband Harmon Dobson, died yesterday after a hard fought battle with cancer.

Whataburger Announces Departure of Company President and COO, Tim Taft

2005-01-21 Tim Taft will be replaced by Whataburger Chairman and CEO Tom Dobson in the president’s role. Whataburger’s former chief development officer, Preston Atkinson, will move into the COO slot.

Whataburger's CPO Is Motivator of the Year

2004-07-07 The award honors Sandee Pritchard, who was chosen from among hundreds of nominees, for her trendsetting leadership and excellence in human resources.