We at Houston BizFeed never need an excuse to eat a Whataburger.
So when we learned (thanks to our friends at MySA.com)
that the first of these Texas culinary masterpieces was served 66 years ago Monday, we tossed our brown bag lunch and made new plans. After all, it'd be a shame to ignore an anniversary.
The chain had humble beginnings at a portable building in Corpus Christi, where on that first day, earnings totaled $50, the company says on its website. That's not too bad considering the burgers sold for 25 cents.
"Four days later they took $141.80 and sold 551 burgers. The word was out. Whataburger was a success," the Texas State Historical Association says in the restaurant's online history.
Today, the chain has 800 restaurants in 10 states and employs 35,000 people.