Free Whataburgers With App & More On National Whataburger Day

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I know we aren’t the only Team Whataburger fans reading this. If you live in Texas you are probably familiar with the Whataburger craving. Even my nieces, that live in SC, have a visit to ‘the W’ at the top of their list when they’re in town. Of course the popular chain recognizes they have fans and fanatics and want to celebrate with a National Whataburger Day!

Whataburger fans are the real deal. They wrap their babies in Whataburger taquito paper, propose marriage over fries, bring their prom dates for after-prom shakes, and even create beautiful art inspired by our orange-and-white stripes.

So when we say we have the best fans and employees (who we call Family Members) in the business, we mean it. It’s a love unlike any other—and one we think deserves to be celebrated on a national stage.

Free Whataburgers On August 8

National Whataburger Day honors what our founder, Harmon Dobson, started over 70 years ago, while looking toward a bright future. Established in 1950, our legacy is rooted in the bold flavors, extraordinary hospitality and meaningful community connections Dobson fostered. National Whataburger Day spotlights this legacy and paves the way for future celebrations across America, giving back to those who have made the brand what it is today.

In celebration of the brand’s 73rd birthday, Whataburger is proudly proclaiming August 8 National Whataburger Day! From free Whataburgers, to relieving student school lunch debt across our communities, and even rolling out the orange carpet for some special fans and Family Members, there are ways for everyone to get in on the celebration.

Relieving School Lunch Debt

At Whataburger, we believe hunger should never be an obstacle to a student’s academic success or prevent them from reaching their dreams.

That’s why our charitable giving pillar, Whataburger Feeding Student Success, serves at the intersection of student success and food insecurity—and why we’re celebrating National Whataburger Day by relieving $73,000 ($1,000 for every year in business) of school lunch debt for children in communities across our footprint with partner, All for Lunch.

By partnering with All for Lunch, we’re ensuring that local programs get the support they need so students can reach their fullest potential.

Service to our hometown is also a hallmark of National Whataburger Day. Whataburger’s Home Office team is partnering with the San Antonio chapter of Communities In Schools to collect supplies and build and donate hygiene kits for students in the 12 San Antonio-area school districts they serve.

Going Big on Rewards with Free Whataburgers

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Photo credit Whataburger

Is it even National Whataburger Day if you’re not celebrating over a Whataburger? If you’re not already signed up for Whataburger Rewards, we suggest downloading the app—because we’ll be giving away free Whataburgers!

On August 7 and 8, active Whataburger Rewards members will be treated to an in-app offer for a free Whataburger, no purchase necessary!

To make sure you don’t miss out on the celebratory free Whataburger for National Whataburger Day, be sure to:

1.  Download the Whataburger App on the App Store for iOS or get it on Google Play for Android.
2.  Create a Whataburger Rewards account. It’s free to sign up!
3.  Have placed at least one order on the app within the past 12 months to be considered an active user.

Digital offer can only be redeemed once. Offer valid at participating locations.

For the table tent collectors, on August 8 we’ll be handing out limited quantities of inaugural National Whataburger Day table tents to Guests who visit us in the restaurant on our birthday.

But that’s not the only way to snag a collectable table tent! For one-day only on August 8, we’re also giving away National Whataburger Day table tents to everyone who chooses to celebrate with some retail therapy on Whatastore.com, while supplies last.

The Ultimate VIP Treatment

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Get your own hat online at the Whataburger store Photo credit Whataburger

The celebrations don’t stop there. We’ll be rolling out the orange carpet for some of our most passionate fans and Family Members by inviting them to Whataburger’s Home Office in San Antonio, Texas, for a behind-the-scenes peek at what we’ve got cooking.

They’ll get an exclusive, up-close look at new Whataburger innovations, menu items and a shopping spree to update their wardrobe.

Let’s Celebrate!

There’s so much that makes Whataburger special. Our history, Family Members, local communities and fans are the biggest part of that—but it wouldn’t be a celebration without you.

No matter where you are or where you’re from, we invite you to celebrate all the things that make Whataburger great (a list we feel would be too long to include here).

Here are just a few ideas of ways you can celebrate with us:

1.  Show your Whataburger love by wearing Whataburger orange.
2.  Visit a restaurant and wish Whataburger employees Happy National Whataburger Day.
3.  Discover a new Whataburger favorite by ordering something you’ve never tried before or customizing a tried and true in a new way.
4.  Be the trivia hero of your group and learn about Whataburger’s rich history and fun facts.

And of course, you can celebrate with us on social media! Fans are encouraged to post their favorite Whataburger moments using the hashtag #NationalWhataburgerDay and use a special National Whataburger Day-themed AR filter on Instagram @whataburger, available in Spanish and English.

About Whataburger 
Whataburger is the hometown hamburger place that hasn’t compromised. We serve bold flavors and original recipes made to order, just like you like it, and pride ourselves on extraordinary hospitality and meaningful connections in our communities. That’s what’s led fans to Whataburger since Harmon Dobson served our first customer in 1950.

Headquartered in San Antonio, we’ve stayed close to our roots while building sales of more than $3 billion annually across our 14-state footprint and over 950 locations. Even with our exceptional menu, we know that people make the difference at Whataburger. That’s why we’re a 2022 Top Workplaces Culture Excellence award winner. 

Want to become part of our orange spirit? Apply to become a Family Member (what we call our employees) at whataburger.com/careers. Just hungry for a great meal? Download our app on ios or android to order ahead. Shop Whataburger branded merchandise and selected sauces including our famous Fancy and Spicy Ketchup at WhataStore.com and find Whataburger original-recipe products in grocery stores

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Kristin Barclay graduated from the University of South Carolina with a major in Journalism and Advertising. Throughout her career, Kristin has demonstrated a passion for storytelling and a commitment to providing accurate, timely, and informative news coverage. She has a deep understanding of the issues and concerns facing local communities and has earned a reputation as a trusted source for reliable news and information. In addition to her work as an editor and journalist, Kristin is also a skilled writer and has written articles on a wide range of topics, including politics, business, education, and culture. She has a keen eye for detail and a talent for crafting compelling stories that engage and inform readers. Kristin is also an active member of the community and has volunteered her time and resources to numerous organizations and causes. She believes in the importance of giving back and making a positive impact on the world around us. In addition to her professional accomplishments, Kristin Barclay is also a passionate advocate for local journalism and the role it plays in keeping communities informed and engaged. She believes strongly in the importance of supporting local news outlets and is dedicated to ensuring that quality journalism remains a vital part of our society. Outside of work, Kristin enjoys traveling both for business and pleasure. She loves exploring new places, meeting new people, and experiencing different cultures. Whether she's on a business trip or a vacation, Kristin is always eager to discover what makes each place unique and special. Kristin's passions include boots, bourbon, dogs and college football. She is a self-proclaimed boot aficionado and has an impressive collection of cowboy boots that she wears with pride. She also enjoys sipping on a good bourbon and spending time with her husband and beloved border collies. Last but certainly not least, Kristin is the proud mother of two children who bring joy and meaning to her life. She is deeply committed to being a loving and supportive parent, and her children are her greatest source of inspiration and motivation

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