WHAT-A-LINE: People are going crazy for Whataburger in Kansas City

Whataburger (Jody Horton, Image courtesy of Whataburger)

Texans already know just how good Whataburger is, but in the Kansas City area? The craziness was real on the first day Whataburger opened a location there.

The day started off normally enough.

But this was the first day those in the Kansas City area, or anyone in the state of Missouri, had a Whataburger enter their realm. The doors opened at 11 a.m. Three minutes later, there were tweets from local officials about resulting traffic issues.

According to Whataburger’s website, the state of Missouri now has the one location in Lee’s Summit while Texas has 704 locations. There’ll be a second Kansas City-area location opening in two weeks in Independence. So, if anything, today was only the first glimpse at the excitement Whataburger can bring to a city!

But, of course, we in Texas already know and love Whataburger. It’s just good to see other states realizing through their taste buds a bit of what makes Texas so special.


About the Author:

Born in Canada but raised in Houston, Howard joined KPRC 2 in 2021 after five years at ESPN. Before that, Howard was a reporter on Houston Rockets and Houston Astros game broadcasts. Among the events that Howard has covered on site: the NBA bubble and the Basketball Hall of Fame inductions for both Yao Ming and Tracy McGrady. He's H-town proud!