A Whataburger restaurant in San Antonio, Texas on July 9, 2015. (Eric Gay, AP)
By fall, Coloradans could enjoy honey butter chicken cookies, honey grill chicken strip sandwiches, and other combinations of the Texan fast food favorite Whataburger.
Whataburger has submitted plans to build a new Colorado store in the Interquest Marketplace in North Colorado Springs (not far from the Springs’ first in-n-out), the Gazette reported on Wednesday.
According to the proposal, construction would start in the summer and the restaurant would open in the fall.
This isn’t the first time Whataburger has opened stores in Centennial State. According to several online sources, the burger brand existed as early as the 1970s.
“While Whataburger will be in Colorado Springs for the first time, we had a few restaurants in the state a few decades ago,” Whataburger told the Denver Post in a statement. “We look forward to returning to Colorado and bringing our famous burgers and exceptional customer service to our Colorado Springs fans.”
Last August, Whataburger also announced a new food truck slated to begin a national tour in 2021, though it wasn’t clear whether the truck would stop in Colorado. It is now unclear how many brick and mortar stores are planned for the state.
Whataburger was founded in 1950 and now operates more than 800 restaurants in 10 states. The locations are open around the clock and sell “freshly frozen beef burgers” and other delicacies for tortillas, cookies and Texas toast.
The Denver Post reporter Aldo Svaldi contributed to this report.
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