Now that Whataburger is spreading their great-tasting burgers all over the country by opening new franchises all the time, it's easy to forget where it all started. Whataburger was founded by Harmon Dobson over 70 years ago in Corpus Christi, Texas.

The brand now has almost a thousand locations, with over 700 located just in Texas. There is a replica of the original restaurant in Corpus on the site of one of their current locations.

If you go to Corpus Christi and see it, you might be a bit underwhelmed by that first humble burger stand. Luckily, that's not all there is to see in town because Whataburger built another monument to their success by the ocean.


Two-Story Whataburger By The Bay Is In Corpus Christi, Texas

There is no doubt that Texans love their Whataburger. It has turned into an almost cult-like following of everything orange and white.

If Whataburger had a Mecca, this double-decker restaurant would be it. Whataburger #313 is called "Whataburger By The Bay" and is open 24 hours, like most of their locations.

Traveling to 121 North Shoreline in Corpus Christi, Texas will reveal a Whataburger location like no other. It's not only two stories, it's also right by the ocean with a large observation deck looking over the bay. Guests can also walk around right inside the iconic A-frame structure.

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This restaurant was opened in 1999 and is the largest Whataburger store, coming in at 6,000 square feet. This provides plenty of room to walk around and think of what it must have been like for customers back in the 50s getting both hands around those big Whatabugers for the first time.

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