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Whataburger on Thursday announced it will break ground on its first metro Atlanta-area restaurant on April 6, 2022. What’s more, the restaurant has unveiled it will open a total of eight locations in the region now through the end of 2023, including a previously-uncovered Woodstock outpost.
“It was only a matter of time before Whataburger answered the call of fans in the Atlanta area,” the burger chain said in a press release. “This fall, Atlantans will finally have the chance to sink their teeth into Whataburger’s big flavors and fresh ingredients served up with hometown hospitality.”
The Kennesaw Whataburger, at 705 Town Park Lane NW, will break ground on April 6 at 11 a.m. during a ceremony with the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce. It is scheduled to open this fall, shortly followed by the Woodstock location, at 9766 GA-92. In 2023, Whataburger will open restaurants at these addresses:
- 503 Lakeland Plaza, Cumming, Ga. 30040
- SEQ Buford Dr and Exchange Dr, Buford, Ga. 30519
- 3321 Lexington Rd, Athens, Ga. 30605
- 3201 Atlanta Hwy, Athens, Ga. 30606
- 100 Pottery Rd, Commerce, Ga. 30529
- 15 Wallace Blvd, Dawsonville, Ga. 30534
Whataburger currently operates one Georgia restaurant located in Thomasville, near the Florida state line.
“The Atlanta area is a great location for Whataburger, and we couldn’t be more pleased to make our entry into the community with our Kennesaw restaurant expected to open this fall,” said Market Leader Jon Barideaux. “We’ve had the good fortune of meeting quite a few of our new neighbors already, and we’ve already felt every bit of their hospitality.”
A series of local events will be held to celebrate the new restaurants, beginning with the Kennesaw groundbreaking on Wednesday, April 6, with the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce.
Along with the new restaurants, Whataburger plans to hire 180 employees at its first restaurant in Kennesaw. Hiring for an Operating Partner and Managers are ongoing. Team Leader and Team Member hiring is set to begin this summer. Whataburger plans to employ more than 1,400 at area restaurants by year-end 2023.
“At Whataburger, we believe a great customer experience starts with an exceptional employee experience, which is why we value our teams so much and dedicate time to teach them the skills they need,” Barideaux said. “Even without restaurant experience, leaders can succeed at Whataburger with the right attitude and leadership ability. Our local restaurant teams are the heart and soul of our brand. It’s also why we call employees Family Members. We know there are a lot of wonderful people in this community, and we encourage them to apply.”