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Old 06-15-2019, 07:32 PM   #1
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Horror! Whataburger sells out...

The legendary Texas burger chain, Whataburger, has sold a majority stake in the company to a Chicago investment company. It has been family owned for 69 years!

They say the company will remain the same, but investment firms only care about money -- and making lots of it. I hope this isn't the beginning of the end. But, I know how "investors" think. Cut costs first and foremost.

What a bummer.

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Old 06-15-2019, 07:42 PM   #2
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I've never had a Whataburger!
Looks like I may never get a chance now
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Old 06-15-2019, 08:16 PM   #3
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I've never had a Whataburger!
Looks like I may never get a chance now
I don't expect things to go South overnight. I just have a bad feeling these Chicago investors are not much interested in keeping a 69-year-old tradition.

So, get to a Whataburger while they are still "pure". There are locations in Arizona -- the most Northern one is in Avondale.

Make sure to get a lot of ketchup packs, so you can bring some home.

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Old 06-15-2019, 11:28 PM   #4
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cd, I'm really sorry to learn of your impending loss of an old friend. Nothing worse than something good suddenly (or slowly) become not as wonderful. I hope your fears are proven wrong.
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Old 06-15-2019, 11:46 PM   #5
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cd, I'm really sorry to learn of your impending loss of an old friend. Nothing worse than something good suddenly (or slowly) become not as wonderful. I hope your fears are proven wrong.
Imagine if Chick-fil-a were to sell to Chicago investors. They might put more than a couple of pickles on their sandwiches, put salt on their waffle fries, be open on Sundays, lower their prices, and welcome gay people... oh, wait, those are good things.

Let me try again. They might sell slabs of greasy chicken on buns with a couple of pickles for almost four dollars, and offer a side of waffle fries with no seasoning. Wait.. that's what they do now.

Doh! If you haven't had a Whataburger, you just wouldn't understand.

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Old 06-16-2019, 12:00 AM   #6
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Ahem, I like Chick-Fil-A. And the hatred towards LGBTQ? I suppose you should talk that over with the manager of the Chick-Fil-A in Orlando, a friend of my SIL's and her hubby. Turns out he hires "those kind of people" and doesn't even proselytize to/at them. A real gem of a guy there. Heck, he'd probably even hire a Steelers fan.
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Old 06-16-2019, 12:17 AM   #7
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Ahem, I like Chick-Fil-A. And the hatred towards LGBTQ? I suppose you should talk that over with the manager of the Chick-Fil-A in Orlando, a friend of my SIL's and her hubby. Turns out he hires "those kind of people" and doesn't even proselytize to/at them. A real gem of a guy there. Heck, he'd probably even hire a Steelers fan.
Whoa. Just having some fun -- although I can not for the life of me figure out the appeal of Chick-fil-a. Millions of people seem to like it, but I just never got it.

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I feel a need to clarify... I was too defensive in my last post.

I do not like the position of Chick-fil-a's CEO. But, I am not "boycotting" them. I didn't eat there long before he made his homophobic statements. The food is bland, and way overpriced. 3 bucks and change for a tiny piece of greasy chicken on a bun with two pickles? Seriously? Waffle fries with zero seasoning that taste like cardboard?

For the same 3-bucks and change, you can get a Whataburger with cheese, lettuce, onions, pickles and your choice of mayo or mustard. Add a side of properly seasoned fries, and the best ketchup you will ever taste.

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I drove to a KFC this Saturday for dinner. What happened to that franchise? The colonel would be cussing in his grave if he had what I had tonight. He was known to cuss the hell outta employees who didn't get it cooked right, and rightfully so.
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Old 06-16-2019, 03:42 PM   #10
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Wasn't your first time; won't be your last.

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The food is bland, and way overpriced. 3 bucks and change for a tiny piece of greasy chicken on a bun with two pickles? Seriously? Waffle fries with zero seasoning that taste like cardboard?
And that is SO different from most every meal I've had at any number of C-F-As. I say "most" since I sometimes order a salad. Maybe they just don't put the same effort into TX chicken sandwiches because, you know, BEEF, it's what's for dinner. BTW, you know that if you want more pickles than chicken, just ask. They're happy to give you extra.

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For the same 3-bucks and change, you can get a Whataburger...
No, I can't. I haven't a clue where the nearest Whataburger is, but there are none anywhere around where I live or we travel. A trip to TX just to try their beef (my third or fourth favorite protein) isn't in my plans.


We normally don't eat at fast food restaurants, mostly when we travel and want a quick meal. We're talking probably no more often than once a year. We've always had good food at The Chick, and we know that their restaurants are among the cleanest in the fast-food industry. Clean, in cooking, is a good thing.

Which restaurant chains are winning at cleanliness? I'll save you the slideshow: 3=Firehouse Subs, 2=Culver's, 1=Chick-Fil-A.
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