So you think you know this city? Are you ready to earn your graduate degree in all-things Corpus Christi? Everyone knows what’s to love, with over 100 miles of gulf shore and bayside beaches ringing our Coastal Bend, not to mention an average year-round temperature of 72.15°. But do you know what else makes this city so special?
photo by Visit Corpus Christi
Fun fact: Did you know Selena loved Whataburger?! Harmon Dobson founded the famous hamburger chain Whataburger in Corpus Christi, Texas, in 1950. Fans love the landmark orange-and-white A-frame structures, customizable menu and delicious quarter-pound burgers. Condiments here are so popular, they are stocked in grocery stores. (Whataburger Ketchup and Spicy Ketchup make great souvenirs!) Plus, Corpus Christi is home to the world’s only two-story, 6,000-square-foot Whataburger by the Bay, with an elevator, a statue of good ol’ Harmon and an open deck overlooking the water!
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Here are some reasons we LOVE Whataburger!
#1 - The Two-Story Restaurant
Whataburger may have started from humble beginnings, but Corpus Christians discovered that two-handed hot and juicy deliciousness was a thing that was going to last. And now - with restaurants all over Texas and in US states that are awesome - Whataburger boasts a two-story, bay-view palace in the heart of their hometown. Did we mention it has an elevator?
#2 - Whataburger Field
A minor-league baseball field. With a statue of Nolan Ryan in front. By the Port. A view of the stunning Harbor Bridge. With fireworks every Friday. Whataburger Field is the perfect place to catch a Corpus Christi Hooks baseball game with the entire family! Can you say “‘Merica!”?!
#3 - Always There For Us. Always.
What more do you need than a place that serves perfect onion rings 24/7? It’s EVERYONE’s go-to place in the middle of the night. Because Whataburger is a beacon in the night for all people.
#4 - Spicy Ketchup
If you've had it, you know. Enough said.
#5 - Whataburger at Home
Their food is so good that they had to bottle and box it! Stop into any HEB grocery store in Texas and you can take all that nom nom nom with you. Because every meal deserves Spicy Ketchup!
#6 - WhataBREAKFAST
No doubt, the burgers are the bomb. But the true genius of the masters of the Whataburger kitchens is how they take breakfast to a whole other level. Mouth-watering taquitos at 2 am? Check. Jalapeño cheddar biscuit? On-point and spiced to your delight. Straight up traditional pancake deliciousness that redefines the concept of a fast food pancake? Yep. They got it. But nothing - repeat NOTHING - can possibly compare to the salty-sweet magical moment when you put a Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit in your mouth. This is more than a breakfast sandwich... it's so good it will make you cry. It no doubt changes lives.