Whataburger is a restaurant chain in the United States that specializes in hamburgers.
Harmon Dobson and Paul Burton opened the first Whataburger in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1950.
The next year, Dobson and Burton ended their partnership. Burton became the owner of the franchises in San Antonio, Texas, and Dobson became the owner of the company.
In 1967 there were 17 Whataburgers. The company continued to grow and by 1972 there were 100.
Today there are over 700 Whataburgers, with about 600 being owned by the Dobson family and the rest owned and operated by franchisers.
The company passed the $1 billion in revenue mark in 2007.
Today Whataburger has 22,500 employees and had $1.3 billion in revenue in 2011.