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Texas Posters - GTFIH!! Beginning of the End of Whataburger

Discussion in 'The Bar' started by Gomez, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. Gomez

    Gomez VIP Extreme Gold

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    :bigcry: Once Gordon Gekko gets a hold of it, it's all downhill from there. :tears2:

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/14/busi...ty-stake-bdt-capital-partners-trnd/index.html

    Whataburger sells majority ownership stake to Chicago company

    (CNN)The family-owned Texas chain Whataburger has sold its majority ownership to a Chicago investment firm in a bid to expand.

    The Chicago-based firm, BDT Capital Partners, will advise on expansion strategy and provide long-term growth capital to Whataburger, the chain said.
    Whataburger headquarters will remain in San Antonio, the company said in a statement.
    "In order to keep satisfying our customers, we've been exploring different options to expand the brand and introduce it to new audiences," Whataburger President and CEO Preston Atkinson said in a statement.
    "We've gone through this process purposefully and diligently because we wanted to find a partner who honors our values, culture and 69-year legacy of family tradition."

    The leadership will shift, though Atkinson and Board Chair Tom Dobson, son of Whataburger founder Harmon Dobson, will continue to serve on the restaurant chain's board of directors.
    Ed Nelson, who has been the chief financial officer since 2008, was promoted to president.
    Whataburger opened in 1950. Since then, it has grown to more than 800 locations in 10 states and generates more than $2 billion in sales a year.

     
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    The worst fast food but I like that they come to the car. HATE the food.
     
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  3. DarkFriday

    DarkFriday Suddenly I long for a Hal Needham film... Gold

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    No restaurants found within 50 miles of Chula Vista, CA.
    F that place.
     
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  4. Gomez

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    you mean ChulaJuana :snicker:
     
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    DarkFriday Suddenly I long for a Hal Needham film... Gold

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  7. Gomez

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    do they even know what hamburgers are in Chicagoland? :fil:
     
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  8. whatsit

    whatsit Well-Known Member VIP

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    So Sorry @Gomez. I mixed it up with Sonic. Still shit but my mistake. I beg your forgiveness. :laugh::laugh: :doh:
     
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    After spending a lot of time in Texas lately, y’all can keep that Whataburger shit.

    The bun is huge and doughy and the meat is to be desired.

    We’ll take the breakfast and the spicy ketchup, send the rest “out to pasture” for it’s own benefit
     
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    This is a bad attempt at humor, bub
     
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  12. babybear

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    One of their locations closed like 10 years ago on one of the busiest roads here in Phoenix.
     
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    First breakfast burrito I ever had was whataburger in El Paso circa '92
     
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    They put mustard on the burgers.
    Yuck.
     
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  15. RH Goatcabin

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    Never heard of it. :dontknow:
     
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    gwartney Is there gas in the Car? 2010 OG VIP Gold

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    Quality will go down in the name of profit. Whataburger will be dead to me soon.
     
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    RH Goatcabin Fist of Baw 2010 OG Gold

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    Never heard of it. :dontknow:
     
  18. Gomez

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    you're missing out :belch:
     
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    How can these gang bangers afford to live there?

    The median price of homes currently listed in Chula Vista is $535,000 while the median price of homes that sold is $500,400
     
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    Easy. They pack in 7-9-10 family members - cousins, uncles, grandma, brother, sister - in the same house. All contribute to the monthly mortgage payment. Saw it when I lived in Miami, and there's no way in doesn't happen in SoCal.
     
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