New, modern Whataburger opens in Stephenville. And guess who was the first in line?


Stephenville resident Billy Cowan was the first in the drive-thru line on Thursday and received this gift basket.

By SARA VANDEN BERGE

Whataburger opened the doors to a newer, more modern restaurant in Stephenville on Thursday aimed at better serving up orange-and-white striped fun for fans in the community.

The updated restaurant at 2820 W Washington pays respect to Whataburger’s storied history while looking to the future with a forward-thinking design.

“Some of the features include a state-of-the-art kitchen, an open-concept dining room and a large drive-thru,” Alexandra Ruffo, a senior account executive with Whataburger, told Beneath the Surface News. “As a proud sponsor of the Tarleton Texans, fans will also find nods to the university throughout the restaurant, like a co-branded exterior showing off the school’s logo and custom wall art.”

The Whataburger team of 100 local employees will be led by operating partner Minden Sigman.

The dining room will be open daily from 6 a.m. to midnight with curbside pickup from 7 a.m. to midnight.


The drive-thru will be open 24/7.


Stephenville resident Billy Cowan was the first in line and won a fantastic gift basket filled all kinds of Whataburger goodies.