Whataburger Thanks Employees With More Than $90 Million in Bonuses

April 2, 2021

Whataburger has awarded more than $90 million in bonuses to its employees in thanks for their extraordinary service during the pandemic and severe winter weather across its 10-state footprint. Whataburger employees also received Extra Mile bonuses, emergency pay, and a doubling of their 401(k) plan matching for 2020.

Whataburger employees — known as “Family Members” — continued to deliver despite challenging circumstances and helped set record company performance numbers from March 2020 to March 2021, according to the company.

“The past year reshaped how we live, work and play, with the restaurant and hospitality industry being heavily impacted by the pandemic and this year’s crippling winter storms. We are so humbled and grateful for the loyalty of our customers during this time,” said Ed Nelson, Whataburger CEO. “And we wanted to help ensure that our Family Members and their families were taken care of and thank them for continuing to go the extra mile to serve our guests with great Pride, Care and Love. Our Family Members and guests are the foundation of our success, and we are grateful for both.”

Pictured: Whataburger in Century. NorthEscambia.com photo, click to enlarge.


14 Responses to “Whataburger Thanks Employees With More Than $90 Million in Bonuses”

  1. Concerned on April 3rd, 2021 8:46 am

    That is great! Good to see that the company appreciates it’s employees. They will work even harder!

  2. Troy Barton on April 3rd, 2021 1:40 am

    Want to get rich quick then put a what a burger in Molino and watch the money come roaring in.

  3. np630ss on April 2nd, 2021 11:43 am

    I love Whataburger. I visit the one in Century multiple times a month. That place is always hopping 24/7! Drive through is good – but not Chick Filet fast.
    Service in Pensacola @ the Circle is poor. Orders at the drive through are wrong 50% of the time. I stopped going there.

  4. Christy on April 2nd, 2021 11:13 am

    My daughter just started working there today, an hour ago. This is her first job. I am so proud of her!! Mama loves You Shelby!!

  5. Citizen on April 2nd, 2021 10:32 am

    Great job, Whataburger!

    ECSD, take notes!!

  6. Chris on April 2nd, 2021 10:28 am

    I love Whataburger. they need to put one in Atmore or Molino

  7. EMD on April 2nd, 2021 9:45 am

    That is so awesome. Thank you for that. I guess not everyone has sold out to total greed. Nice to know I can add one more to my beloved but dwindling list. That is how you get good employees and faithful customers. Much more than endless advertising. That Jalepeno Cheese Burger didn’t hurt either. Yum!

  8. Rasheed Jackson on April 2nd, 2021 8:22 am

    Way to go whataburger! The employees earned it. The service at the Century location has been really good through all this. So thank you Whataburger employees at the Century location!!

  9. Essential worker on April 2nd, 2021 7:52 am

    Maybe some of our local business need to read this.We risked our health to keep them in business.

  10. judy on April 2nd, 2021 7:16 am

    Way to go, Whataburger… Apparently they were outstanding employees who just did what was right without knowing they would be rewarded! THAT is great employees! Congratulations to you all!

  11. Joel Kubik on April 2nd, 2021 7:13 am

    Now that’s how you know this is a great company. I will support this company alot more just for this action they have taken.
    They appreciate there employees and they really do take care of them.
    Good for you Whataburger

  12. JTV on April 2nd, 2021 6:21 am

    I went there many times last year.

  13. What-a-burger Lover on April 2nd, 2021 5:43 am

    Now there is how you show your gratitude and take care of your employees!
    Way to go What-a-burger, knew I liked them best fit a reason!!

  14. Justin on April 2nd, 2021 4:16 am

    The fruits of their labor paid off. Imagine if every economic sector would incentivize their employees and not pile their own pockets from the hard work that got them where they are. American would be an even greater country and would not need a dime from the government. However, life in America is rapidly falling from what it once was. But good to see there are Americans that still care about “We” the people.

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