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121 Local Whataburger Restaurants to Advance in WhataGames Contest

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Jenny Gregorcyk
Hahn Public Communications for Whataburger
(210) 476-6547
jgregorcyk@hahnpublic.com

Karina Alderete
Whataburger Restaurants LLC
(210) 476-6405

SAN ANTONIO – Jan. 19, 2015 – As part of Whataburger’s proud tradition and ongoing commitment to freshness, quality and customer service, 121 Whataburger restaurants have emerged as semifinalists in the company’s “WhataGames” competition, a unique and spirited contest designed to test the skills of Whataburger team members in three categories: operations, corporate history and customer service.

The teams, who beat out their competitors among Whataburger’s more than 760 restaurants in 10 states, will continue to prove their skills through a series of elimination rounds to earn one of the 24 coveted spots at the WhataGames Finals in Dallas in April 2015. Finalists will compete in three days of high-intensity competition for the Gold Medal and the esteemed title of WhataGames 2015 Champion. Whataburger will also award $165,000 in cash prizes to all members of the Gold, Silver and Bronze winning teams, which includes both team members who participated as well as those who stayed back to operate and manage their stores.

“Every two years, this unique competition and training event provides us the opportunity to further improve the ways we serve each other and our customers,” said Rob Rodriguez, senior vice president of operations Whataburger Restaurants LLC. “At Whataburger, our team members take pride in their work and love serving customers, which is why this event is a perfect opportunity to allow them to shine and reward them for their great work.”

WhataGames Finals are the featured event during the Whataburger Family Convention, which will be held in April at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas. The games were created in 1996 as a training exercise for operations to better serve customers. The first event hosted less than 500 people, and has grown steadily to more than 2,000 Whataburger team members. The convention is a family occasion, hosting Whataburger corporate and regional representatives, franchisees and suppliers, along with the WhataGames national finalists.

WhataGames Restaurant Semifinalists 2015

Arizona

Unit 236, 405 E. Florence Blvd., Casa Grande                 

Unit 715, 8922 W. Bell Road, Peoria                 

Unit 218, 737 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix

Unit 221, 1346 S. Rural Road, Tempe

Unit 552, 1235 W. St. Mary's Road, Tucson

 Florida

Unit 874, 8840 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville

Unit 886, 7755 Normandy Blvd., Jacksonville

Unit 932, 5346 Stewart St., Milton

Unit 865, 1201 Atlantic Blvd., Neptune Beach

Unit 854, 6129 Mobile Highway, Pensacola

Unit 21, 5480 Pensacola Blvd., Pensacola

Unit 164, 815 Lake Bradford Road, Tallahassee

 Louisiana

Unit 848, 840 N. Airline Highway, Gonzales

Mississippi

Unit 843, 3611 Sangani Blvd., D'Iberville

Unit 849, 11484 Highway 49, Gulfport

Unit 861, 3851 Bienville Blvd., Ocean Springs

Unit 879, 3402 Halls Ferry Road, Vicksburg

New Mexico

Unit 731, 2110 N. Main St., Roswell                 

Oklahoma

Unit 572, 2728 N. Main St., Altus                 

Unit 152, 421 S. Broadway, Edmond

Unit 573, 7820 N. MacArthur Blvd., Oklahoma City

Unit 821, 1325 S. Meridian, Oklahoma City

Unit 1042, 4888 E. 21st St. S., Tulsa

Unit 998, 7760 S. Olympia Ave., Tulsa

Texas

Unit 851, 141 S. U.S. Highway 281 Bypass, Alice

Unit 5, 1242 E. Main, Alice

Unit 114, 4111 SW 45th Ave., Amarillo                 

Unit 902, 3620 E. Interstate 40, Amarillo

Unit 825, 4120 S. Collins St., Arlington

Unit 424, 2020 Avenue F, Bay City

Unit 777, 3580 W. Alton Gloor Blvd., Brownsville                 

Unit 43, 902 S. Texas Ave., Bryan

Unit 956, 3109 S. Texas Ave., Bryan

Unit 522, 2108 E. Belt Line Road, Carrollton

Unit 875, 1033 E. Trinity Mills, Carrollton

Unit 551, 15811 Interstate 10 E., Channelview

Unit 78, 105 Dominik Drive, College Station

Unit 808, 1745 Rock Prairie Road, College Station

Unit 1011, 4471 State Highway 6 S., College Station

Unit 1010, 730 N. Denton Tap Road, Coppell

Unit 313, 121 N. Shoreline Blvd., Corpus Christi                 

Unit 966, 7434 S. Staples St., Corpus Christi

Unit 396, 4545 Violet Road, Corpus Christi

Unit 543, 3222 W. Camp Wisdom Road, Dallas

Unit 474, 8850 N Stemmons Freeway, Dallas

Unit 799, 11740 Plano Road, Dallas

Unit 841, 1708 S. Loop 288, Denton

Unit 129, 311 W. Camp Wisdom Road, Duncanville

Unit 373, 909 N. Mechanic St., El Campo

Unit 372, 131 Americas Ave. S., El Paso                 

Unit 136, 5600 Montana Ave., El Paso                 

Unit 314, 8101 Dyer St., El Paso                 

Unit 447, 3500 Dyer St., El Paso                 

Unit 1050, 2155 Airport Freeway, Euless

Unit 511, 3701 W. Freeway, Fort Worth

Unit 526, 3160 SE Loop 820, Fort Worth

Unit 883, 9501 White Settlement Road, Fort Worth

Unit 486, 106 N. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood

Unit 1020, 11650 N. Dallas Parkway, Frisco

Unit 540, 1116 E. Highway 82, Gainesville

Unit 400, 1506 W. Buckingham Blvd., Garland

Unit 953, 4500 Bass Pro Drive, Garland

Unit 751, 2000 State Highway 26, Grapevine

Unit 652, 938 W. Main, Gun Barrel City

Unit 1062, 602 W. Main, Hallsville

Unit 504, 613 N. Ed Carey Drive, Harlingen                 

Unit 591, 181 N. Sam Houston Parkway E., Houston

Unit 154, 5050 Antoine Drive, Houston

Unit 292, 1410 W. Mount Houston Road, Houston

Unit 733, 6888 Gulf Freeway Suite 200, Houston

Unit 893, 1000 Main Space T-34, Houston

Unit 891, 215 N. Interstate 45 Service Road, Hutchins

Unit 668, 3215 Junction Highway, Ingram

Unit 1002, 25635 Katy Freeway, Katy

Unit 947, 5401 FM 1626 Suite 500, Kyle

Unit 532, 123 Highway 332 W., Lake Jackson

Unit 599, 1004 FM 1764, LaMarque

Unit 69, 4902 San Bernardo Ave., Laredo

Unit 602, 10112 FM 1472, Laredo

Unit 669, 7110 McPhearson Road, Laredo

Unit 702, 202 W. Del Mar Blvd., Laredo

Unit 845, 9102 McPherson, Laredo

Unit 868, 7010 Lancer Road, Laredo

Unit 47, 2118 Guadalupe, Laredo

Unit 541, 101 W. Southwest Parkway, Lewisville

Unit 877, 2401 Gilmer Road, Longview

Unit 125, 4802 50th St., Lubbock                 

Unit 525, 1717 50th St., Lubbock

Unit 901, 6203 FM 1488 Road, Magnolia

Unit 23, 2225 W. U.S. Highway 83, McAllen                 

Unit 963, 8608 State Highway 121, McKinney

Unit 80, 128 E. Kearney, Mesquite

Unit 1017, 123 Creekside Crossing, New Braunfels                 

Unit 24, 3716 Andrews Highway, Odessa                 

Unit 982, 18609 Limestone Commercial Drive, Pflugerville

Unit 91, 1010 Wildcat Drive, Portland                 

Unit 962, 121 S. State Highway 342, Red Oak

Unit 319, 605 N. Alamo St., Refugio

Unit 806, 2500 Lakeview Parkway, Rowlett

Unit 769, 1203 N. Dickinson, Rusk

Unit 703, 4646 Knickerbocker Road, San Angelo                 

Unit 147, 3202 Sherwood Way, San Angelo

Unit 112, 7007 S. Zarzamora St., San Antonio                 

Unit 315, 3202 Wurzbach Road, San Antonio                 

Unit 790, 5760 W. Loop 1604 N., San Antonio                 

Unit 699, 6391 Babcock Road, San Antonio                 

Unit 352, 5075 Rigsby Ave., San Antonio                 

Unit 919, 4125 S. Loop 1604 E., San Antonio                 

Unit 949, 12510 SW Loop 410, San Antonio                 

Unit 192, 1110 W. U.S. Highway 77, San Benito

Unit 178, 1004 State Highway 123, San Marcos                 

Unit 477, 3509 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island                 

Unit 750, 20550 Interstate 45, Spring

Unit 631, 10315 S. Highway 6, Sugar Land

Unit 1047, 340 Highway 6, Sugar Land

Unit 409, 2111 E. Main St., Uvalde                 

Unit 616, 8908 N. Navarro St., Victoria                 

Unit 788, 3603 Houston Highway, Victoria                 

Unit 195, 1212 S. Main St., Weatherford

Unit 467, 10319 U.S. 59 Highway, Wharton

Unit 978, 103 E. Highway 80, White Oak

ABOUT WHATABURGER

Whataburger has focused on its fresh, made-to-order burgers and friendly customer service since 1950 when Harmon Dobson opened the first Whataburger as a small roadside burger stand in Corpus Christi, Texas. Dobson gave his restaurant a name he hoped to hear customers say every time they took a bite of his made-to-order burgers: “What a burger!” Within the first week, people lined up around the block for his 25 cent, 100 percent beef burgers served on five-inch buns. Today, the company is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, with more than 760 locations in 10 states with sales of more than $1 billion annually. Visit www.whataburger.com for more information on the company or become a fan on Facebook and Twitter. Visit Whataburger's press room at http://whataburger.com/company/pressroom.