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2012-05-05 11:46:27 AM

Trance750: When I was a kid, I thought it was called 'Waterburger'


I think this is true of every kid lucky enough to have grown up with Whataburger.

I grew up in Texas, but moved to Florida as a teenager. For a brief, glorious, moment we had them in Florida but the franchisee was a terrible business person and they all closed. Many a grease-infused tear was shed that day.

/csb
 
2012-05-05 11:51:56 AM

loonatic112358: alwaysjaded: odinsposse: The whole point of chains is that they try to taste the same everywhere. This seems like a terrible waste of time.

This is mostly true. Some are different though. There's a Burger King outside southern Alexandria, Louisiana that their burgers are so damn good. I honestly don't know what they do different but we get some everytime we go visit family, and you can really taste the difference. Same with the Whataburgers around here. The ones in The Woodlands taste better than the ones in Aldine.

/ Whataburger kicks ass but this is dumb. Go see the sights in another state or something.

maybe the whataburger franchisees purchase their ingredients from local suppliers, which would explain the differences in tastes between the ingredients

Also, for me, it's either a Whataburger or a Texas Dairy Queen

I'm craving a Jalitos Burger or a Whataburger with cheese, Jalepenos and Bacon

Why can't five guys get the heat right? they're always too mild, maybe it's cause they're yankees? Also, am I the only one who likes Pico De Gallo on their burgers?


Might be. Angola Prison isn't that far from Alexandria and I've heard the prison doesn't eat all that produce. Plus, that BK still has grill smoke blowing out the roof all day long.

5 Guys is decent but for the price, I'd rather stop by a butcher and grill at home.

And a recommend is Sammy's Wild Game Grill off Washington and Yale near Montrose. A bison burger with pico and avacado is awesome.
 
2012-05-05 11:53:45 AM

Degenz: loonatic112358: Degenz: Delusional fantasies notwithstanding, Texas is not "the country" subtard

Well, not anymore

Maybe they'll see historic Texas, you know the whole state, east New Mexico, South Oklahoma, those little bits of Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming

You mean this?


HA! I'm stealing this.
 
2012-05-05 11:54:06 AM
IMHO that was a very sweet story. all those years together and they still enjoy one another, traveling and making memories. i envy that.
 
2012-05-05 11:55:38 AM
Whatabadidea
 
2012-05-05 11:56:59 AM

EZ1923: Trance750: When I was a kid, I thought it was called 'Waterburger'

I think this is true of every kid lucky enough to have grown up with Whataburger.

I grew up in Texas, but moved to Florida as a teenager. For a brief, glorious, moment we had them in Florida but the franchisee was a terrible business person and they all closed. Many a grease-infused tear was shed that day.

/csb


Doesn't matter where I may have lived in Texas, but there was always a Whataburger at least 2 miles from me.
 
2012-05-05 12:01:15 PM
*shudder* I vividly the first and last time I had Whataburger in MS.

soggy onion rings and burger was barely recognizable as such.
 
2012-05-05 12:02:30 PM
Twataburger?


Meh. Its ok. Its a farking hamburger, how special can it be?
 
2012-05-05 12:03:13 PM

elffster: Twataburger?


Meh. Its ok. Its a farking hamburger, how special can it be?


ask the people who obsess over in and out
 
2012-05-05 12:04:41 PM

Degenz: Delusional fantasies notwithstanding, Texas is not "the country" subtard


Third line in the article:
The Hoepfners, a retired couple from Rockport, Texas, are on a mission to visit all 735 Whataburger restaurants across 10 states, including all of those in El Paso.
 
2012-05-05 12:08:15 PM

loonatic112358: Degenz: You mean this?

yup, thanks for finding the map I couldn't


no problem. i love Alamo and Whataburger threads. having been raised in San Antonio it's all I know for sure :)
 
2012-05-05 12:13:12 PM

alwaysjaded: Degenz: loonatic112358: Degenz: Delusional fantasies notwithstanding, Texas is not "the country" subtard

Well, not anymore

Maybe they'll see historic Texas, you know the whole state, east New Mexico, South Oklahoma, those little bits of Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming

You mean this?

HA! I'm stealing this.


Glad you like it, but it's not really accurate because it super-imposes old territories onto existing jurisdictional boundaries. But it's still fun!
 
2012-05-05 12:14:22 PM
Why not all the Fatburgers and In N Outs in the US?

I like Whataburger but I would aim higher
 
2012-05-05 12:16:27 PM
As a Marylander who frequently travels to Texas, I like Whataburger. The ones I've been to have been clean and the staff is generally friendly. For fast food it's good. Although I'll only eat there once a week tops when it's available. I kinda wish they had them on the east coast, but I don't see the staff being as nice here.

/sounds fat, but isn't (yet)
//whataburgerwhatameal
 
2012-05-05 12:18:18 PM
El Paso smelled like a dying cows dirty asshole. Why would someone punish themselves to go visit that place?

I'd rather make a 2000+ mile trek to Anaheim, Ca. and hit up Ho-Toys (yes, thats the name of the place) on State College Blvd.

Really great Chinese foo'.

/plus i love saying Ho-Toys. I just wish they had t-shirts.
//and nice Italian place across the street too.
 
2012-05-05 12:19:03 PM

prince of peas: Degenz: Delusional fantasies notwithstanding, Texas is not "the country" subtard

Third line in the article:
The Hoepfners, a retired couple from Rockport, Texas, are on a mission to visit all 735 Whataburger restaurants across 10 states, including all of those in El Paso.


As much as I love Whataburger and retired folks I doubt there are restaurants in 10 states.
 
2012-05-05 12:21:56 PM
www.sogoodblog.com
 
2012-05-05 12:27:51 PM
best depiction of Whataburger yet
farm4.static.flickr.com
basically a greasy ass 1/4 pounder with lettuce, tomato and onion between white bread.

What sets it apart from the other fast food burgers is being slathered with mustard.
 
2012-05-05 12:30:21 PM

Degenz: best depiction of Whataburger yet
[farm4.static.flickr.com image 500x375]
basically a greasy ass 1/4 pounder with lettuce, tomato and onion between white bread.

What sets it apart from the other fast food burgers is being slathered with mustard.


that's not from whataburger
 
2012-05-05 12:34:18 PM

elffster: El Paso smelled like a dying cows dirty asshole. Why would someone punish themselves to go visit that place?

.


To be fair it is not El Paso's fault, what you are smelling is Juarez when the wind is wrong.
 
2012-05-05 12:38:55 PM

strangeguitar: We don't have any in Pa. (I think)...are they any good?


Double Whataburger with Cheese and Jalapeno, tub of fries, tub of Coke.

Then tell your friends and family good-bye for you have just seen the best life has to offer and need no more excuse to live.
 
2012-05-05 12:39:56 PM
Chophouse Cheddar Burger is great, as is the A1 Thick and Hearty Burger (although you can probably replicate that at home).

loonatic112358: Degenz: best depiction of Whataburger yet
[farm4.static.flickr.com image 500x375]
basically a greasy ass 1/4 pounder with lettuce, tomato and onion between white bread.

What sets it apart from the other fast food burgers is being slathered with mustard.

that's not from whataburger


What he said, that's a Braums burger.
 
2012-05-05 12:41:02 PM

shinjitsuism: What he said, that's a Braums burger.


Ah, explains why the wrapper wasn't familiar, I only ate breakfast in a Braums once, and didn't think it'd be worth coming back for lunch.
 
2012-05-05 12:42:06 PM
As someone who just had triple bypass surgery, I'm getting a kick out of these replies.

/seriously
//genetics have me farked
///thanks mom and dad!
 
2012-05-05 12:44:32 PM
blogs.houstonpress.com

The Whataburger Triple Meat Cheeseburger with Bacon and Jalapeno.

Do you see the face of God in there? I know I do. And maybe there's Buddha too.
 
2012-05-05 12:44:44 PM

Surly U. Jest: As someone who just had triple bypass surgery, I'm getting a kick out of these replies.

/seriously
//genetics have me farked
///thanks mom and dad!


So stay the hell away from the heart attack grill
 
2012-05-05 12:46:17 PM

TheShavingofOccam123: [blogs.houstonpress.com image 559x623]

The Whataburger Triple Meat Cheeseburger with Bacon and Jalapeno.

Do you see the face of God in there? I know I do. And maybe there's Buddha too.


damn you, I'm salivating
 
2012-05-05 12:46:29 PM

alwaysjaded: loonatic112358: alwaysjaded: odinsposse: The whole point of chains is that they try to taste the same everywhere. This seems like a terrible waste of time.

This is mostly true. Some are different though. There's a Burger King outside southern Alexandria, Louisiana that their burgers are so damn good. I honestly don't know what they do different but we get some everytime we go visit family, and you can really taste the difference. Same with the Whataburgers around here. The ones in The Woodlands taste better than the ones in Aldine.

/ Whataburger kicks ass but this is dumb. Go see the sights in another state or something.

maybe the whataburger franchisees purchase their ingredients from local suppliers, which would explain the differences in tastes between the ingredients

Also, for me, it's either a Whataburger or a Texas Dairy Queen

I'm craving a Jalitos Burger or a Whataburger with cheese, Jalepenos and Bacon

Why can't five guys get the heat right? they're always too mild, maybe it's cause they're yankees? Also, am I the only one who likes Pico De Gallo on their burgers?

Might be. Angola Prison isn't that far from Alexandria and I've heard the prison doesn't eat all that produce. Plus, that BK still has grill smoke blowing out the roof all day long.

5 Guys is decent but for the price, I'd rather stop by a butcher and grill at home.

And a recommend is Sammy's Wild Game Grill off Washington and Yale near Montrose. A bison burger with pico and avacado is awesome.


...in what city? Those coordinates apply to like 90% of american towns. Sounds like houston, there was a wild game burger joint near those.

As far as Whataburger..they're just hamburgers. For a chain, they taste a lot like what your average home-grilled burger would taste like, if you don't do anything fancy, don't use farking top sirlion or some stupid shiat, etc. etc. They're better than McDonalds, but I'd rather have a rancid dead hooker shiat in my mouth most days than eat there, so that's not saying much.
 
2012-05-05 12:47:08 PM

loonatic112358: Surly U. Jest: As someone who just had triple bypass surgery, I'm getting a kick out of these replies.

/seriously
//genetics have me farked
///thanks mom and dad!

So stay the hell away from the heart attack grill


But we were gunna take 'em there for the birthday meal...
 
2012-05-05 12:52:18 PM

elffster: But we were gunna take 'em there for the birthday meal..


best worst birthday ever.....
 
2012-05-05 12:52:28 PM

loonatic112358: TheShavingofOccam123: [blogs.houstonpress.com image 559x623]

The Whataburger Triple Meat Cheeseburger with Bacon and Jalapeno.

Do you see the face of God in there? I know I do. And maybe there's Buddha too.

damn you, I'm salivating


It's that damn burger. I haven't had one in years but I still drool like I'm pulling up to the drive-thru.
 
2012-05-05 12:53:49 PM

kroonermanblack: ..in what city? Those coordinates apply to like 90% of american towns. Sounds like houston, there was a wild game burger joint near those.


you know, there are times I wish I still had an office near the heights

and then I remember the commute
 
2012-05-05 01:00:20 PM

TheShavingofOccam123: [blogs.houstonpress.com image 559x623]

The Whataburger Triple Meat Cheeseburger with Bacon and Jalapeno.

Do you see the face of God in there? I know I do. And maybe there's Buddha too.


Well shut my mouth.

Okay sorry if I wasn't technically correct.

And why should I have to mention jalepnos? Doesn't everyone have it that way?
 
2012-05-05 01:00:54 PM
great, now I want twattaburger

/yes, we has one
 
2012-05-05 01:01:17 PM
Being in a location that has neither a Whataburger or an In-N-Out, I make a point of stopping by these places every time I have the opportunity.

The northern Dallas suburbs have it good- they have both.


Oregon food sucks- no cajun, no tex-mex, no real burger chains; only granola, nasty seafood, and spotted owl recipes.
 
2012-05-05 01:01:46 PM

Degenz: And why should I have to mention jalepnos? Doesn't everyone have it that way?


some poor unenlightened souls can't handle the glory of Jalepenos
 
2012-05-05 01:03:23 PM

Degenz: prince of peas: Degenz: Delusional fantasies notwithstanding, Texas is not "the country" subtard

Third line in the article:
The Hoepfners, a retired couple from Rockport, Texas, are on a mission to visit all 735 Whataburger restaurants across 10 states, including all of those in El Paso.

As much as I love Whataburger and retired folks I doubt there are restaurants in 10 states.


Actually, there are, crossing the south from FL to AZ.
Link

Not really a fan of the burger, just impressed that they stretch across 10 states. And these old folk are kind of cool in their own way.
 
2012-05-05 01:06:56 PM

elffster: Twataburger?


Meh. Its ok. Its a farking hamburger, how special can it be?


cdn.mos.totalfilm.com
 
2012-05-05 01:11:03 PM

ACCORDianate: Being in a location that has neither a Whataburger or an In-N-Out, I make a point of stopping by these places every time I have the opportunity.

The northern Dallas suburbs have it good- they have both.


Oregon food sucks- no cajun, no tex-mex, no real burger chains; only granola, nasty seafood, and spotted owl recipes.


there's actually a little joint on 7th street in Eugene that has some decent Tex Mex...the habanero sauce will knock your socks off. $3 for a burrito big enough to hold you over until supper time. hard to find, but it's there
 
2012-05-05 01:12:51 PM
No picture of Hank Hill by a Whataburger?
 
2012-05-05 01:17:27 PM

prince of peas: Degenz: prince of peas: Degenz: Delusional fantasies notwithstanding, Texas is not "the country" subtard

Third line in the article:
The Hoepfners, a retired couple from Rockport, Texas, are on a mission to visit all 735 Whataburger restaurants across 10 states, including all of those in El Paso.

As much as I love Whataburger and retired folks I doubt there are restaurants in 10 states.

Actually, there are, crossing the south from FL to AZ.
Link

Not really a fan of the burger, just impressed that they stretch across 10 states. And these old folk are kind of cool in their own way.


Wow, from AZ to Florida! I really didn't think they had expanded so much. I know people who worked for them when they had like four stores in little podunk towns in Texas.

I wish they had some up here in KC, I'd be eating me some Whataburger.
 
2012-05-05 01:19:09 PM
What i find amusing when driving through Tex-Ass is that after Dall-Ass/Ft. Worth going west you see some very small towns.


first town: Dairy Queen

second town: Twattaburger

third town: Dairy Queen

repeat until you are west of Big Springs and in the absolute black hole of America.

yes, they dont even get sunlight west of Big Springs, until you hit the New Mexico state line.
 
2012-05-05 01:23:29 PM

loonatic112358: Degenz: And why should I have to mention jalepnos? Doesn't everyone have it that way?

some poor unenlightened souls can't handle the glory of Jalepenos


my ass is talking about the glory right now - LOL
 
2012-05-05 01:34:17 PM

kroonermanblack: alwaysjaded: loonatic112358: alwaysjaded: odinsposse: The whole point of chains is that they try to taste the same everywhere. This seems like a terrible waste of time.

This is mostly true. Some are different though. There's a Burger King outside southern Alexandria, Louisiana that their burgers are so damn good. I honestly don't know what they do different but we get some everytime we go visit family, and you can really taste the difference. Same with the Whataburgers around here. The ones in The Woodlands taste better than the ones in Aldine.

/ Whataburger kicks ass but this is dumb. Go see the sights in another state or something.

maybe the whataburger franchisees purchase their ingredients from local suppliers, which would explain the differences in tastes between the ingredients

Also, for me, it's either a Whataburger or a Texas Dairy Queen

I'm craving a Jalitos Burger or a Whataburger with cheese, Jalepenos and Bacon

Why can't five guys get the heat right? they're always too mild, maybe it's cause they're yankees? Also, am I the only one who likes Pico De Gallo on their burgers?

Might be. Angola Prison isn't that far from Alexandria and I've heard the prison doesn't eat all that produce. Plus, that BK still has grill smoke blowing out the roof all day long.

5 Guys is decent but for the price, I'd rather stop by a butcher and grill at home.

And a recommend is Sammy's Wild Game Grill off Washington and Yale near Montrose. A bison burger with pico and avacado is awesome.

...in what city? Those coordinates apply to like 90% of american towns. Sounds like houston, there was a wild game burger joint near those.

As far as Whataburger..they're just hamburgers. For a chain, they taste a lot like what your average home-grilled burger would taste like, if you don't do anything fancy, don't use farking top sirlion or some stupid shiat, etc. etc. They're better than McDonalds, but I'd rather have a rancid dead hooker shiat in my mouth most days than eat there, so that's not saying much.


Yea, it was Houston I was talking about. Near The Heights and Waugh.
 
2012-05-05 01:34:28 PM

Darth_Lukecash: strangeguitar: We don't have any in Pa. (I think)...are they any good?

No. They suck ass. Worse than Macdonalds!


Lies.
They outsell mcDonalds daily in Texas, and any other fast food chain here.
Especially those breakfast taquito's stuffed full of crispy bacon, fluffy buttery eggs, hot melted cheese, on a fresh toasted tortilla....

Dear god im hungry..
 
2012-05-05 01:37:04 PM

Degenz: Whataburger threads crack me up...mostly because I don't understand the fixation Fark has with it.

Back in the 70s my girlfriend worked at the only store in San Antonio (on Goliad road) and gave us free food. Whataburger started as a little drive-through in Alice, Texas and has been expanding ever since. It's basically just a greasy cheese burger with lettuce and mustard, nothing special.

But they stay open late and it's damn good after a night of bar hopping.


Not true, they began in corpus christi texas. The first one is on ocean drive, two lanes drive thru (like a bank), and its perfection, every time.

The fixation is how delicious it is. If you dont like something off the menu they are perfectly happy to change it or add to it however you want to make it delicious.

Toasted bun, bacon cheeseburger nomnomnom
 
2012-05-05 01:37:21 PM
Whataburger is pretty damn tasty for a FF chain. We had 2 here, but they both closed down at the same time. I'm not in mourning, but I miss them now and then.
 
2012-05-05 01:42:45 PM

ACCORDianate: Being in a location that has neither a Whataburger or an In-N-Out, I make a point of stopping by these places every time I have the opportunity.

The northern Dallas suburbs have it good- they have both.


Oregon food sucks- no cajun, no tex-mex, no real burger chains; only granola, nasty seafood, and spotted owl recipes.


I spent two years in oregon.
Worst two years of my life, the food there SUCKS.
You are absolutely correct.
 
2012-05-05 01:43:30 PM
"Spiffy," bustard?

This is stupid.
 
2012-05-05 01:44:36 PM

Samaura: Degenz: Whataburger threads crack me up...mostly because I don't understand the fixation Fark has with it.

Back in the 70s my girlfriend worked at the only store in San Antonio (on Goliad road) and gave us free food. Whataburger started as a little drive-through in Alice, Texas and has been expanding ever since. It's basically just a greasy cheese burger with lettuce and mustard, nothing special.

But they stay open late and it's damn good after a night of bar hopping.

Not true, they began in corpus christi texas. The first one is on ocean drive, two lanes drive thru (like a bank), and its perfection, every time.

The fixation is how delicious it is. If you dont like something off the menu they are perfectly happy to change it or add to it however you want to make it delicious.

Toasted bun, bacon cheeseburger nomnomnom


Wrong about the origin. It was officially known as Whataburger of Alice, Inc - as in Alice, Texas. My girlfriend worked there and I have seen paycheck stubs.
 
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