Whataburger Restaurants LLC announced its selection as a San Antonio Express-News Top Workplace for 2013. The company was nominated by its employees and assessed in areas such as the company’s leadership, its values and future, company communication, and the company’s working atmosphere and environment.

The winners were officially announced October 22 at an awards luncheon held at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio and published in the October 27 Top Workplaces special section of the San Antonio Express-News.

“It’s an honor to be named a top workplace because it comes directly from Whataburger employees, who we call family members,” says Whataburger vice president of human resources, Marianne Dowdy. “From our restaurant operations to home office support teams, we take pride in our work, take care of each other, and love serving our customers.”

Whataburger has focused on its made-to-order burgers and customer service since 1950, when Harmon Dobson opened the first Whataburger as a small roadside burger stand in Corpus Christi, Texas. From day one, Dobson believed valuing employees would ensure the success of the company.

The family-owned company has grown to more than 25,000 employees, with more than 750 locations in 10 states. Whataburger is now headquartered in San Antonio, with sales of more than $1 billion annually.

This is the fifth year for the San Antonio Express-News to team up with WorkplaceDynamics, an independent research firm, to recognize the best places to work in the San Antonio area. Winning employers are chosen through employee surveys on a variety of workplace topics, and survey results are verified by an independent organization.

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