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Texas fast-food restaurant Whataburger warned its customers of a false coupon offering being circulated around social media on May 4, 2017.

>>> RANKING: Whataburger’s best menu items …

Texas fast-food restaurant Whataburger warned its customers of a false coupon offering being circulated around social media on May 4, 2017.

>>> RANKING: Whataburger’s best menu items …

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Members of the San Antonio Express-News staff took the time to rank all of the options on the Whataburger menu. Here are the Top 50 items, which include sandwiches, breakfast, side items, desserrts and more.

Scroll through the slideshow to see what item landed at No. 1.

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Members of the San Antonio Express-News staff took the time to rank all of the options on the Whataburger menu. Here are the Top 50 items, which include sandwiches, breakfast, side items, desserrts and … more

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Honorable Mention: Grilled Cheese

Honorable Mention: Grilled Cheese

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50. Garden Salad

50. Garden Salad

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49. Fruit Chews

49. Fruit Chews

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48. Apple & Cranberry Chicken Salad

48. Apple & Cranberry Chicken Salad

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47. Cookies

47. Cookies

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46. Apple Slices

46. Apple Slices

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45. Chicken Fajita Taco

45. Chicken Fajita Taco

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44. Whatachick’n Strips 2 Piece

44. Whatachick’n Strips 2 Piece

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43. Hot Lemon Pie

43. Hot Lemon Pie

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42. Taquito with Cheese

42. Taquito with Cheese

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41. Whatachick’n Bites 4 Piece

41. Whatachick’n Bites 4 Piece

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40. Breakfast on a Bun

40. Breakfast on a Bun

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39. Cinnamon Roll

39. Cinnamon Roll

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38. Hot Apple Pie

38. Hot Apple Pie

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37. Biscuits and Gravy

37. Biscuits and Gravy

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36. Biscuit Sandwich

36. Biscuit Sandwich

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35. Biscuit

35. Biscuit

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34. Whatachick’n Bites 6 Pieces

34. Whatachick’n Bites 6 Pieces

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33. Kids Justaburger

33. Kids Justaburger

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32. Biscuit Sandwich with Bacon

32. Biscuit Sandwich with Bacon

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31. Pancakes

31. Pancakes

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30. Green Chile Double

30. Green Chile Double

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29. Whatachick’n Bites 9 Pieces

29. Whatachick’n Bites 9 Pieces

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28. Avocado Bacon Burger

28. Avocado Bacon Burger

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27. Malts

27. Malts

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26. Onion Rings

26. Onion Rings

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25. Hash Brown Sticks

25. Hash Brown Sticks

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24. Pancake Platter

24. Pancake Platter

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23. Breakfast Platter

23. Breakfast Platter

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22. Chicken Strip Monterey Melt

22. Chicken Strip Monterey Melt

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21. Grilled Chicken Melt

21. Grilled Chicken Melt

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20. Grilled Chicken Sandwich

20. Grilled Chicken Sandwich

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19. Whatachick’n Strips 3 Pieces

19. Whatachick’n Strips 3 Pieces

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18. A.1. Thick & Hearty Burger

18. A.1. Thick & Hearty Burger

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17. Shakes

17. Shakes

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16. Chop House Cheddar Burger

16. Chop House Cheddar Burger

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15. Tea

15. Tea

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14. Jalapeño Cheddar Biscuit Sandwich

14. Jalapeño Cheddar Biscuit Sandwich

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13. Jalapeño & Cheese Whataburger

13. Jalapeño & Cheese Whataburger

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12. Triple Meat Whataburger

12. Triple Meat Whataburger

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11. Monterey Melt

11. Monterey Melt

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10. Whataburger Jr.

10. Whataburger Jr.

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9. Honey BBQ Chicken Strip Sandwich

9. Honey BBQ Chicken Strip Sandwich

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8. Whataburger Patty Melt

8. Whataburger Patty Melt

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7. Bacon & Cheese Whataburger

7. Bacon & Cheese Whataburger

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6. Double Meat Whataburger Jr.

6. Double Meat Whataburger Jr.

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5. Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit

5. Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit

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4. Whatachick’n Sandwich

4. Whatachick’n Sandwich

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3. French Fries

3. French Fries

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2. Whataburger

2. Whataburger

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1. Double Meat Whataburger

1. Double Meat Whataburger

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From a sweaty stand on the Texas gulf coast to a chain with drive-thrus from Arizona to Florida, these vintage photographs chart the 65-year history of Whataburger.

From a sweaty stand on the Texas gulf coast to a chain with drive-thrus from Arizona to Florida, these vintage photographs chart the 65-year history of Whataburger.

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To the chagrin of some Corpus Christians, people often mistake this restaurant for the original one. While it is the flagship store, it did not open until 1999.

To the chagrin of some Corpus Christians, people often mistake this restaurant for the original one. While it is the flagship store, it did not open until 1999.

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Behold, the world’s first Whataburger was located on Ayers Street in Corpus Christi, pictured here on August 8, 1950. While the original building is long gone, the original recipe remains in tact.

Behold, the world’s first Whataburger was located on Ayers Street in Corpus Christi, pictured here on August 8, 1950. While the original building is long gone, the original recipe remains in tact.

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Harmon Dobson, the founder of Whataburger, was an entrepreneur with the vision of doubling the standard 1950s burger (two ounces of beef on a 2½-inch bun) to a quarter pound of beef on a 5-inch bun. He commissioned Rainbo bakery to create the giant bun. less
Harmon Dobson, the founder of Whataburger, was an entrepreneur with the vision of doubling the standard 1950s burger (two ounces of beef on a 2½-inch bun) to a quarter pound of beef on a 5-inch bun. He … more

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Dobson wanted a burger that took two hands to hold and made the person yell “What a burger!” after the first taste. He trademarked the name, “Whataburger,” in June 1950.

Dobson wanted a burger that took two hands to hold and made the person yell “What a burger!” after the first taste. He trademarked the name, “Whataburger,” in June 1950.

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Born on October 8, 1913, Harmon Dobson was an avid pilot who worked in ship building, diamond trading and oil drilling before he found his calling.

Born on October 8, 1913, Harmon Dobson was an avid pilot who worked in ship building, diamond trading and oil drilling before he found his calling.

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The Whataburger counter crew of 1950 served 35 cent hamburgers, 15 cent milkshakes and a gallon jug of root beer for 60 cents.

The Whataburger counter crew of 1950 served 35 cent hamburgers, 15 cent milkshakes and a gallon jug of root beer for 60 cents.

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The sign in front of restaurant Number 9 in Corpus Christi, circa 1953

The sign in front of restaurant Number 9 in Corpus Christi, circa 1953

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For having the first all electric restaurant, Harmon received an award from the Central Power and Light at Whataburger restaurant #2.

For having the first all electric restaurant, Harmon received an award from the Central Power and Light at Whataburger restaurant #2.

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During World War II, Harmon Dobson built military hangars. Later, he would fly through the skies of Corpus Christi pulling a Whataburger banner and dropping coupons for free hamburgers.

During World War II, Harmon Dobson built military hangars. Later, he would fly through the skies of Corpus Christi pulling a Whataburger banner and dropping coupons for free hamburgers.

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Corpus Christi, circa summer 1955: According to Howard Henslee, pictured on the far left, “It’s not whether you win or lose, but where you eat after the game” was an old Whataburger saying.

Corpus Christi, circa summer 1955: According to Howard Henslee, pictured on the far left, “It’s not whether you win or lose, but where you eat after the game” was an old Whataburger saying.

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According to Harmon Dobson’s journal, the total sales on the first day of business were $50. In those days, a burger cost less than a stamp.

According to Harmon Dobson’s journal, the total sales on the first day of business were $50. In those days, a burger cost less than a stamp.

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Harmon Dobson was a devoted diarist for much if his life.

Harmon Dobson was a devoted diarist for much if his life.

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“This, I believe, will turn out to be a very profitable investment.”

“This, I believe, will turn out to be a very profitable investment.”

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In this early 1950s view of Whataburger restaurant Number 2, customers lean against a bar, known as the “cattle rail” by some old-timers.

In this early 1950s view of Whataburger restaurant Number 2, customers lean against a bar, known as the “cattle rail” by some old-timers.

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The first neon sign flashed in four stages: What…A…Burger…Whataburger.

The first neon sign flashed in four stages: What…A…Burger…Whataburger.

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The Whataburger sign in front of Unit 9 in Corpus Christi, circa 1953

The Whataburger sign in front of Unit 9 in Corpus Christi, circa 1953

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Joe Andrews Sr. opened the first franchised unit in Alice, Texas. It was the fifth store overall.

Joe Andrews Sr. opened the first franchised unit in Alice, Texas. It was the fifth store overall.

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Harmon Dobson stands with his five-year-old future Mr. Whataburger, Tom Dobson (1955).

Harmon Dobson stands with his five-year-old future Mr. Whataburger, Tom Dobson (1955).

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Grace and Harmon Dobson had three children: Hugh, Tom and Lynn (left to right, circa 1958).

Grace and Harmon Dobson had three children: Hugh, Tom and Lynn (left to right, circa 1958).

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The first city and state outside of Texas to have Whataburger was Pensacola, Florida in 1959.

The first city and state outside of Texas to have Whataburger was Pensacola, Florida in 1959.

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An original Harmon Dobson business card from the sixties.

An original Harmon Dobson business card from the sixties.

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In this picture from 1960, Tom Dobson is the kid slurping a shake in front of an old box-styled store in Clearwater, Florida.

In this picture from 1960, Tom Dobson is the kid slurping a shake in front of an old box-styled store in Clearwater, Florida.

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Here’s another view of the old box-styled store. Can you spot Tom?

Here’s another view of the old box-styled store. Can you spot Tom?

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Here Tom Dobson is in 1993 when he became Whataburger CEO and president.

Here Tom Dobson is in 1993 when he became Whataburger CEO and president.

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Circa 1960s, this restaurant is #26 in Welasco, Texas.

Circa 1960s, this restaurant is #26 in Welasco, Texas.

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Number 26 in Welasco, Texas during the day

Number 26 in Welasco, Texas during the day

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The design of the McAllen restaurant was meant to attract people with the orange and white board, visible from way down the street.

The design of the McAllen restaurant was meant to attract people with the orange and white board, visible from way down the street.

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This is Number 24 under construction in Odessa, Texas. The early A-frame buildings were bolted and welded like skyscrapers (except they didn’t have power tools back then). 

This is Number 24 under construction in Odessa, Texas. The early A-frame buildings were bolted and welded like skyscrapers (except they didn’t have power tools back then). 

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When finished, Number 24 was boasting 6,500 watts of lighting.

When finished, Number 24 was boasting 6,500 watts of lighting.

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Circa 1960s in Kingsville, Texas

Circa 1960s in Kingsville, Texas

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The menu from 1962. The Whataburger Jr. didn’t arrive until 1973.

The menu from 1962. The Whataburger Jr. didn’t arrive until 1973.

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Circa 1962: Whataburger’s first iconic A-frame stood at three times the height of the other burger stands.

Circa 1962: Whataburger’s first iconic A-frame stood at three times the height of the other burger stands.

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1960s: From 1961 to 1976, Whataburger built approximately 80 of theses distinct A-frame stores.

1960s: From 1961 to 1976, Whataburger built approximately 80 of theses distinct A-frame stores.

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This store in McAllen, the seventh one, was all outdoors. Its design is considered the bridge between the old box store and the A-frame (circa 1960s).

This store in McAllen, the seventh one, was all outdoors. Its design is considered the bridge between the old box store and the A-frame (circa 1960s).

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Grace Dobson, wife of founder Harmon Dobson, took over the business after her husband died in a tragic airplane accident in 1967. She was officially named chairwoman of the board roughly two years later.

Grace Dobson, wife of founder Harmon Dobson, took over the business after her husband died in a tragic airplane accident in 1967. She was officially named chairwoman of the board roughly two years later.

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This 1967 sign is a precursor to the “Flying W.” Harmon Dobson’s love for aviation influenced the company’s official logo.

This 1967 sign is a precursor to the “Flying W.” Harmon Dobson’s love for aviation influenced the company’s official logo.

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By 1967 there were Whataburger restaurants in Texas, Florida, Tennessee and Arizona (pictured here).

By 1967 there were Whataburger restaurants in Texas, Florida, Tennessee and Arizona (pictured here).

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Employees dressed in the latest 1970s fashions. Working the grill and fryers in non-wrinkle polyester was one hot job.

Employees dressed in the latest 1970s fashions. Working the grill and fryers in non-wrinkle polyester was one hot job.

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In 1974, a new building design was introduced. Can you spot the A-frame with wings?

In 1974, a new building design was introduced. Can you spot the A-frame with wings?

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1979 was the year Whataburger introduced a breakfast menu, and by 1982 they were operating 24 hours a day.

1979 was the year Whataburger introduced a breakfast menu, and by 1982 they were operating 24 hours a day.

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This 1981 advertisement featured country singer Mel Tillis.

This 1981 advertisement featured country singer Mel Tillis.

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Actor William H. Bassett provided the voiceover for Whataburger commercials for nine years in the early 2000s.

Actor William H. Bassett provided the voiceover for Whataburger commercials for nine years in the early 2000s.

Photo: PHOTO COURTESY WILLIAM H. BASSETT

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In this photo from 1983, a fireman clears the damage from a Whataburger on Broadway Street in San Antonio.

In this photo from 1983, a fireman clears the damage from a Whataburger on Broadway Street in San Antonio.

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In 2004, local baseball fans celebrated the opening of Whataburger Field, home to the Corpus Christi Hooks.

In 2004, local baseball fans celebrated the opening of Whataburger Field, home to the Corpus Christi Hooks.

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“Lady Grace” threw a perfect strike at the groundbreaking ceremony. She passed away in 2005.

“Lady Grace” threw a perfect strike at the groundbreaking ceremony. She passed away in 2005.

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After Hurrican Ike hit the Texas Coast in 2008, Whataburger moved its headquarters from Corpus Christi to San Antonio. 

After Hurrican Ike hit the Texas Coast in 2008, Whataburger moved its headquarters from Corpus Christi to San Antonio. 

Photo: LISA KRANTZ, SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS

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Tom Dobson for Whataburger, along with leaders from Southwest Business Corp. and HEB, were among the 2013 inductees in the Texas Business Hall of Fame.

Tom Dobson for Whataburger, along with leaders from Southwest Business Corp. and HEB, were among the 2013 inductees in the Texas Business Hall of Fame.

Photo: Edward A. Ornelas, San Antonio Express-News

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San Antonio Spurs’ Danny Green fits on a Whataburger mask to visit Howsman Elementary School for Whataburger’s Whatcha Reading program in 2013.

San Antonio Spurs’ Danny Green fits on a Whataburger mask to visit Howsman Elementary School for Whataburger’s Whatcha Reading program in 2013.

Photo: BOB OWEN, San Antonio Express-News

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Preston Atkinson is the current president of Whataburger. 

Preston Atkinson is the current president of Whataburger. 

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On August 8, 2015, the chain celebrates its 65th anniversary with generations of loyal Whataburger-enthusiasts. 

On August 8, 2015, the chain celebrates its 65th anniversary with generations of loyal Whataburger-enthusiasts. 

Photo: Courtesy Of Whataburger

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