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Whataburger Beefs Up Its Lineup


Whataburger has been on a roll lately — with fries on the side.

Whataburger's Chicken Strip Monterey Melt

Whataburger’s Chicken Strip Monterey Melt

BuzzFeed.com sang its praises in the list, “30 Reasons Why Whataburger Is the Best Thing Ever.” And Thrillist.com recently declared Texas to be the best state in the nation for fast food in part because of the patty paradise Whataburger.

Now, the burger chain, which is headquartered in SA, has introduced the Chicken Strip Monterey Melt, a sandwich stacked high with three chicken strips, two slices of Monterey Jack cheese, grilled onions, poblano and bell peppers, and topped off with Jalapeño Ranch sauce.

It’s a carb-heavy treat that’s just perfect with a side of onion rings.

The sandwich was inspired by Whataburger’s Monterey Melt and will be available for a limited time. So get yours while it lasts.

You can get Whataburger’s Jalapeño Ranch as well as Honey BBQ and Bold BBQ sauces in H-E-B now. These join Fancy Ketchup, Spicy Ketchup, Original Mayo and Original Mustard as well as Creamy Pepper, Peppercorn Ranch and Honey Mustard sauces and condiments available under the Whataburger label.

In other Whataburger news, eight local stores will be among the 121 to compete in this year’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.”

The local teams are:

  • 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 1017, 123 Creekside Crossing, New Braunfels

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WhataGames Adds New Twist to Coming Finals


Whataburger LogoRecently, Whataburger announced the 21 restaurants that emerged as finalists in the company’s “WhataGames” competition, which tests the skills of Whataburger team members in three categories: operations, corporate history and customer service.

Now, Whataburger has added another twist to the competition — each finalist team has designated a nonprofit organization of their choice, and fans can vote on Whataburger’s WhataGames Facebook tab until Thursday, April 18 for that restaurant and its designated nonprofit organization. The organization with the most votes will receive a $5,000 donation.

Among the 21 restaurants are a San Antonio Whataburger and one from New Braunfels. The San Antonio Unit 790 store, at 5760 W. Loop 1604 N., has named the Battered Women’s Shelter of Summit & Medina Counties as its designated nonprofit organization.

The New Braunfels’ Unit 318 store, at 143 S. Interstate 35, has chosen to benefit the Alamo Area Parkinson’s Support Group.

Whataburger big burger“WhataGames is a really important part of our culture here at Whataburger, and equally important to us is giving back to the communities we serve,” said Clifton Rutledge, chief operating officer of Whataburger Restaurants LLC. “Our teams have so much fun with WhataGames, but this new element is so special because it means we’re providing a one-of-a-kind experience to our finalist teams and supporting a valuable nonprofit organization. I encourage everyone to get online and vote!”

The 21 finalist teams advanced from a pool of 100 semifinalists, who beat out their competitors among Whataburger’s more than 740 restaurants in 10 states. Semifinalists had to prove their skills through a series of elimination rounds to earn one of these 21 coveted spots at the WhataGames Finals in Dallas in April 2013. The finalists will compete in three days of high-intensity competition for the gold medal and title of WhataGames 2013 Champion, as well as $165,000 in cash prizes. Silver and bronze medals are also awarded.

WhataGames finals are the featured event during the Whataburger Family Convention, held at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas. The games were created in 1996 as a training exercise for operations to better serve customers and now occur every other year. The convention is a family occasion, hosting Whataburger corporate and regional representatives, franchisees and suppliers, along with the WhataGames national finalists.

To vote, visit http://www.facebook.com/whataburger and “like” your favorite restaurant and its designated nonprofit organization.

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