Whataburger Chain Could Be For Sale

May 20, 2019

Whataburger, the Texas-based fast food chain, could be for sale. They’ve hired investment and banking giant Morgan Stanley to assist is a possible sale or other options.

“Our company is growing and is always attractive to investors, and we’ve brought in Morgan Stanley to help us explore our options,” the company said in a statement to the San Antonio Business Journal. “We have always evaluated the opportunities that can accelerate growth and maintain the success of our brand, and we will continue to do so in the future.”

Reports indicate the chain could be worth over $6 billion.

Whataburger has more than 820 locations in 10 states with sales of more than $2 billion annually.

Pictured: The Whataburger restaurant on North Century Boulevard in Century. NorthEscambia.com photo, click to enlarge.


13 Responses to “Whataburger Chain Could Be For Sale”

  1. Candy on May 22nd, 2019 7:13 am

    Well I guess I should go ahead and buy it up….Lord knows I’d save money in the long run!

  2. KrissieT on May 21st, 2019 4:48 pm

    They could do franchise like Chic-Fil-A does & as EVERYONE knows, their business isn’t hurting! Even closing on Sundays & not supporting the lastest & greatest trends (if you will)… So let’s ALL pray that something GOOD comes from this, for the owners AND US. the customers! Whataburger is also a Christian company.

  3. Anne on May 21st, 2019 5:50 am

    Remembering WAY Back to the days when the Whataburgers were served up hot and with so much juice running from them it took an extra napkin to clean up.
    They’re still my favorite – add jalapenos and cheese, extra mayo – hold the mustard – yet they were better back then.
    Sounds like if they do sell they’re not going out of business and the changes have taken place over the DECADES for sure.
    Want me a Whataburger like they were back in the day.

  4. BG on May 20th, 2019 8:21 pm

    Yes and i will have a 3 piece chicken dinner with root beer and gravy

    Thanks Mick

  5. J on May 20th, 2019 7:47 pm

    #7 w/cheese no onions
    Side of gravy

  6. CW on May 20th, 2019 7:42 pm

    There will be a lot of mad Texans if they sell.

  7. mat on May 20th, 2019 5:21 pm

    Mick, while your at it please pick me up a grilled chicken
    sandwich with just lettuce and tomato and a large diet coke.

  8. Murray on May 20th, 2019 12:47 pm

    Hey Mick get me a large chocolate shake…thanks

  9. mick on May 20th, 2019 9:38 am

    All this talk – I’ll have a double meat w/cheese, keep the mustard add mayo, grilled onions, a large fry, and drink…

  10. Charlotte Bates on May 20th, 2019 9:31 am

    I hope they don’t sell. I love their burgers, onion rings, and so forth. I get a whole lot more for my money, then I do at other burger chains. If they keep things the way they are, fine. If not and they start changing their recipe, prices and so forth, I won’t be going there anymore. And I’m sure they’ll loose a lot more customers if they do.

  11. tg on May 20th, 2019 7:23 am

    Denbrock prices are already high.

  12. Denbroc on May 20th, 2019 5:42 am

    If they sell, the day after look for higher prices and reduced customer service.

  13. Bill on May 20th, 2019 2:50 am

    Unfortunately, if Whataburger® is sold, it will probably lose it’s uniqueness and become as ho-hum as the other chains.

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