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RE: Whataburger 2004/06/01 12:41:52 (permalink)
Hi shanklemsw,
Back in 1961-1963 I was often at that 'Whataburger' in a black 57 Chevy convertible (red interior).
Wow! what fun. I thought those days would last forever. And they did - in my mind,

Scarlett
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RE: Whataburger 2004/06/02 17:26:53 (permalink)
Drive Miss Scarlett, DRIVE!
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RE: Whataburger 2004/06/02 20:06:49 (permalink)
Can't believe that Whataburger is NOW building there 2nd location in GA. It happens to be in city where I work (Thomasville). Will wonders never cease?
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RE: Whataburger 2004/07/12 16:32:18 (permalink)
I am THRILLED to announce that Gainesville, FL will be having a Whataburger opening VERY soon, it's right on my way home and I can't wait. We had one years ago and I was too little to tell you if it was any good or not. I'm very anxious to try them again, in fact it's causing quite a stir here in G'ville.
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RE: Whataburger 2004/07/19 16:33:27 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Rusty246

I am THRILLED to announce that Gainesville, FL will be having a Whataburger opening VERY soon, it's right on my way home and I can't wait. We had one years ago and I was too little to tell you if it was any good or not. I'm very anxious to try them again, in fact it's causing quite a stir here in G'ville.

I KNOW! im so excited! and we have a SONIC now too. I used to call them "waterburgers" when i lived in tallahassee.
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RE: Whataburger 2004/07/19 16:36:56 (permalink)
quote:
Originally posted by Sushi_Girl

quote:
Originally posted by Rusty246

I am THRILLED to announce that Gainesville, FL will be having a Whataburger opening VERY soon, it's right on my way home and I can't wait. We had one years ago and I was too little to tell you if it was any good or not. I'm very anxious to try them again, in fact it's causing quite a stir here in G'ville.

I KNOW! im so excited! and we have a SONIC now too. I used to call them "waterburgers" when i lived in tallahassee.


Well hello there!

As in Adj. says above "Will wonders never cease?!?!?" Haven't done the Sonic thing yet although I've eaten at Sonic's before. My husband on the other hand works close so he hits it quite regularly. I'm partial to the cherry lime slushy thing!
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RE: Whataburger 2004/07/19 17:41:45 (permalink)
I guess I'm going to have to try the What-a-Burger. There's one in Shreveport, but I've never stopped there. My wife & I swear by Sonic: it's just a hamburger, fixed the way you want it. No fancy sauces or anything. And I ate often at the very first Lotaburger anywhere. It was the early '50s in Albuquerque, on SE San Mateo, I believe. Onions & mayo only ( I didn't know any better), with mayo on the fries.
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RE: Whataburger 2004/07/19 20:35:17 (permalink)
One time, Dallas TX - too much mustard and Plain yuk- and I was really hungry and still YUK
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RE: Whataburger 2004/07/19 20:51:38 (permalink)
Finally!

"Thank you for your inquiry concerning the Whataburger location in Thomasville, GA. I am happy to inform you that the unit opened July 13, 2004 at 11:00 am. We hope to welcome you in our newest location soon! Thank you again for your loyalty to Whataburger.

Thank You,
Grace J. Dodson
Sr. Staff Assistant
Franchise Operations
Whataburger, Inc."
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RE: Whataburger 2004/07/26 21:41:02 (permalink)
This is my first post

I remember reading an article in the Tallahassee Democrat a few
months back that Whataburger was planning a major expansion in the
Big Bend: now if they would only give Panama City a second chance!

robert
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RE: Whataburger 2004/07/28 21:31:45 (permalink)
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Originally posted by rmcielwain

This is my first post

I remember reading an article in the Tallahassee Democrat a few
months back that Whataburger was planning a major expansion in the
Big Bend: now if they would only give Panama City a second chance!

robert


I remember somewhat of WB in PC area(s). Same with Popeye's.
'Course, that was a while back.

BHS Class of '73
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RE: Whataburger 2004/07/29 16:47:56 (permalink)
Definitely one of my favorite FF restaurants. I only wish we had them in South Florida!!!!

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RE: Whataburger 2004/07/29 16:51:43 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Bluemaxx

Definitely one of my favorite FF restaurants. I only wish we had them in South Florida!!!!

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Gainesville just got one, maybe they'll head your direction.
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RE: Whataburger 2004/07/29 17:22:25 (permalink)
We are supposed to be getting 2, Sarasota and Bradenton.

Cakes
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RE: Whataburger 2004/07/29 18:14:14 (permalink)

Adjudicator, the old (and only) Whataburger in PC was on 15th
Street past all the car lots going west. I think Captain D's
is in that location now. Popeye's is in Lynn Haven (at the site
of what was "Big Sam's Fried Chicken" - check my post in the
Misc. section under "Welcome, New Posters").
When was the last time you were in PC? Have you heard about
the Breakers on the beach being sold to make way for condos?

Robert: Chipley HS class of 1980 (next year 25?!)
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RE: Whataburger 2004/08/02 09:48:23 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

I got my only Whataburger in Austin in 1953 or 1954. It was the first hamburger I ever saw that came with lettuce, tomato and onion. And it was shredded lettuce at that. I tossed it away without tasting it. Lettuce on a hamburger, indeed.


And I say "AMEN"!

The thought of anything hot combined on a plate or sandwich with fresh lettuce is pretty gross.


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RE: Whataburger 2004/08/12 11:09:33 (permalink)
I thought Whataburger was much better in the 70's, at least the one located in Oak Cliff (Dallas) off of Westmoreland Road.
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RE: Whataburger 2004/08/12 11:43:10 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Rusty246

I am THRILLED to announce that Gainesville, FL will be having a Whataburger opening VERY soon, it's right on my way home and I can't wait. We had one years ago and I was too little to tell you if it was any good or not. I'm very anxious to try them again, in fact it's causing quite a stir here in G'ville.


Our What A Burger opened yesterday. During my running of errands during the day and working the night shift last night, I went by 4 times. Not ONCE was there a place to park and the drive thru was at least 10 cars deep. Guess I'll try in about a week...or two.
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RE: Whataburger 2004/08/12 21:24:55 (permalink)
quote:
Originally posted by Rusty246

quote:
Originally posted by Rusty246

I am THRILLED to announce that Gainesville, FL will be having a Whataburger opening VERY soon, it's right on my way home and I can't wait. We had one years ago and I was too little to tell you if it was any good or not. I'm very anxious to try them again, in fact it's causing quite a stir here in G'ville.


Our What A Burger opened yesterday. During my running of errands during the day and working the night shift last night, I went by 4 times. Not ONCE was there a place to park and the drive thru was at least 10 cars deep. Guess I'll try in about a week...or two.


Same here. I will wait until novelty of "new" establishment wears off. That's where the test begins...
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RE: Whataburger 2004/10/17 21:51:23 (permalink)
Last week in Houston was the first time I was able to avail myself of this FINE burger. I am now bummed that I had been passing up the chance. This is one of the best fast food burgers I have ever had. I believed that my order was prepared fresh, from scratch, and the meat tasted like ground beef -- something I don't think I can say about BK, McDs and the like. I am bummed that there are no locations in Florida (that I know of), but will make it a point to stop whenever I am in TX. This week's stop -- Austin.....

Steve
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RE: Whataburger 2004/10/21 19:24:15 (permalink)
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Last week in Houston was the first time I was able to avail myself of this FINE burger. I am now bummed that I had been passing up the chance. This is one of the best fast food burgers I have ever had. I believed that my order was prepared fresh, from scratch, and the meat tasted like ground beef -- something I don't think I can say about BK, McDs and the like. I am bummed that there are no locations in Florida (that I know of), but will make it a point to stop whenever I am in TX. This week's stop -- Austin.....

Steve


Steve, there are quite a few locations in Florida...
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RE: Whataburger 2004/10/22 00:07:45 (permalink)
HELLO? I am surely not going to argue, but I have not been fortunate enough to run into one. I live in Melbourne, where the first Starbuck's only opened a few months back (and may well have been washed away by Jeanne). We get stuff a little later than the rest of the country. But, if the Whataburger folks are listening, I would gladly support a Melbourne location....perhaps, singlehandedly!

Steve
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RE: Whataburger 2005/04/01 18:25:38 (permalink)
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HELLO? I am surely not going to argue, but I have not been fortunate enough to run into one. I live in Melbourne, where the first Starbuck's only opened a few months back (and may well have been washed away by Jeanne). We get stuff a little later than the rest of the country. But, if the Whataburger folks are listening, I would gladly support a Melbourne location....perhaps, singlehandedly!

Steve

Steve, I know it's been quite awhile since you posted this, but most of the Florida Whataburgers appear to be in north FL. I think the closest to you is Gainesville near the U of FL. By the way I would gladly join you in supporting them further south in the state. You could support them on the east coast and I'd take the SW coast. So who do we need to talk to?

QFan
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RE: Whataburger 2005/04/02 00:24:30 (permalink)
Now I kinda feel foolish, I didn't realize whataburger was a franchise. One opened here recently by WalMart and I was told it was owned by a jaguars player I suppose I should have realized it wasn't a start from scratch operation but I heard foolball and immediately dismissed any further thoughts of it
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RE: Whataburger 2005/04/02 00:54:13 (permalink)
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Originally posted by QFan

quote:
Originally posted by stevekoe

HELLO? I am surely not going to argue, but I have not been fortunate enough to run into one. I live in Melbourne, where the first Starbuck's only opened a few months back (and may well have been washed away by Jeanne). We get stuff a little later than the rest of the country. But, if the Whataburger folks are listening, I would gladly support a Melbourne location....perhaps, singlehandedly!

Steve

Steve, I know it's been quite awhile since you posted this, but most of the Florida Whataburgers appear to be in north FL. I think the closest to you is Gainesville near the U of FL. By the way I would gladly join you in supporting them further south in the state. You could support them on the east coast and I'd take the SW coast. So who do we need to talk to?

QFan
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Since that was posted, we have had one open in Melbourne. It has been jam packed about every time I have gone by there. It is kind of on the other side of town from where I live, so I don't get that way too often. I have only stopped once, and it was definitely getting some of the kinks out of the new operation, but the burger was pretty darn good.
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RE: Whataburger 2005/04/04 22:15:21 (permalink)
I have heard of this place, think i ate there a long time ago.
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RE: Whataburger 2005/04/04 23:27:30 (permalink)
My wife and I visited my mother-in-law in Fort Worth TX, and I passed a Whataburger on the main drag everyday for a week. It looked kind of run down, but there were plenty of customers all the time. I wish I would have stopped once after reading this whole thread (I couldnt tear myself away from the Bodacious BBQ joint).
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RE: Whataburger 2005/04/10 23:14:36 (permalink)
I love Whataburger! I only wish they would come to south Florida where I live

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RE: Whataburger 2005/04/14 03:48:20 (permalink)
Terrible burger, way too salty. Though one of the better meals I had while spending over a week in Texas.
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RE: Whataburger 2005/04/14 06:25:30 (permalink)
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I love Whataburger! I only wish they would come to south Florida where I live

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It seems as though they are expanding in Florida. As I mentioned above, we got one here in Melbourne. I think the expansion is moving southward, as I was told by someone who lives in (I think) Gainesville that they were coming my way.

Keep your fingers crossed.

Steve
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