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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.

Whataburger to Sign Largest Florida Franchising Agreement Ever

2003-01-06 Pro athletes and Texas businessmen join forces to build 28 new restaurants in Jacksonville, Fla. area.

Whataburger Announces First Thomas E. Dobson Award

2002-01-16 Whataburger's newest award recognizes an outstanding general manager—and the honor comes with a 2002 Ford Mustang GT convertible.

Whataburger President Carries Olympic Torch

2001-12-12 Tim Taft, president and COO of Whataburger and the former captain of the University of Texas track team, carried the Olympic torch in Austin.

Whataburger Declared a Texas Treasure

2001-04-06 The 77th Texas Legislature is set to officially recognize what Texans have known for more than 50 years: that Whataburger is a state treasure.