Opening a Whataburger Franchise

If you want to start your own Whataburger franchise, there are few important things that you must put into consideration. Also, there are some qualifications that you need to have on order for you to be qualified as a franchisee of Whataburger.

Here are some of the things that you should know about opening a Whataburger Franchise.

The first thing that you should do when you are opening a Whataburger franchise is to make sure that you really like what you are doing. In simpler terms, see to it that you are sure that you really want to open a Whataburger franchise.

After doing so, the next thing that you should consider is the profit. Conduct a little research about the franchise company itself to somehow have an idea on how much you will be earning since the franchise company will not be able to provide you with exact figures on to how much you will have to earn if you will become their franchisee. It would help if you talk to current or previous franchisees of Whataburger and ask them about their income during their business venture. If you like what they have told you, so there is no reason for you to not continue opening your very own Whataburger franchise.

The history and background of the company is also information that you should research about. Since you will be dealing with the company especially during the early stages of your business career, you should know the type of people that you will be dealing with. This is to ensure that you will be able to somehow have an idea on what type of person they are; so you will be able to make adjustments if necessary.

Another important factor that you should consider when you are planning to open a Whataburger franchise is the capital. Opening a Whataburger franchise requires a significant amount of money to be invested. In average, the total amount of money that you will have to invest is around $1,200,000. So you better make sure that you really want to start a Whataburger franchise and see to it that you will have the ample resources for you to be able to actually open one.

Just like many other franchise companies, Whataburger does not allow their franchisees to start their business if they do not have the necessary knowledge especially the basic things about running and operating the business itself. Whataburger requires every franchisee to attend training and seminars to ensure that they have sufficient knowledge in order for them to be successful in their business.

Lastly, if in case that you encounter problems which are not covered or discussed to you during the training and seminars, worry not because Whataburger will provide you on-going support to ensure that you will have the assistance that you need whenever you need it.


  • Weston Amick said on June 25, 2012
    I want to open up a Whataburger in Memphis, TN
  • Ethel Bragg said on September 14, 2013
    I want to open a whataburger in Louisville, Ky where there are plenty of restaurant fronts that simply need revamping and the store front would look identical to the ones in Texas.
  • Raneil Brooks said on March 10, 2014
    I really want to open a Whataburger in Daphne, AL. It will be a great business for the area, 24 hour restaurant. All we have in this area is waffle house for a late night meal. there is also an amusement park coming to the local area in about 3 years
  • Shirley Dean said on June 9, 2014
    Are there any area franchises left in San Antonio, Texas? We came here in 1998 and ended up staying here and loving What-a-burgers. Thus, we are very interested in starting a franchise. Thank you, Mike, Shirley, and Zachary Dean
  • Carol Kitchens said on July 19, 2014
    Interested in opening a Whataburger franchise in Mathis or George West Texas
  • Sonya Meadows said on August 27, 2014
    I want to open up a whataburger in the maryland/dc area, bring in something new into the upper eastcoast states, 24hr restaurant are good for the strips of clubs in Baltimore & college student we only have McDonalds.
  • jonathan walters said on September 8, 2014
    i would like to open a drive in whataburger in sallisaw , okla we are a growing town and there are towns within 20 miles each way. we have a old sonic that would make a great spot.
  • eroms omon said on March 22, 2015
    i would like to open my own wateraburger in the Houston area.
  • Vincent Clark said on June 12, 2015
    I would like to open a Whataburger in Metairie Louisiana
  • Dwain Fuqua said on July 28, 2015
    I would like to open a Whataburger Westwego Louisiana and Metairie louisiana as well Vincent Clark if you need a partner contact me through email
  • Larry Scott said on January 11, 2016
    I want to open a Whataburger in Caldwell, Texas to compete with the McDonald's and Dairy Queen as the only other two burger establishments locally.
  • Thurston Rivers III said on January 25, 2016
    I would like to open a Whataburger in Columbus GA. We are a military town with huge growth.Attended college in Marshall,TX and fell in love with the brand.
  • Pamela said on February 28, 2016
    Laurel, Mississippi needs a whataburger. I would love to open one. There is a junior college 8 to 10 miles and many smaller towns around along with having 5 or 6 high schools.
  • Thomas said on July 10, 2016
    Tuscaloosa Alabama needs a whataburger!
  • Jamarckus Green said on July 25, 2016
    I enjoyed reading the information about WhatA Burger.
  • Martha said on July 29, 2016
    Would like to open one here in Columbus Georgia, it will be something different, i love the taste been over 40yrs, since I first tasted one in el Paso TX.
  • Pam said on August 2, 2016
    I would like to open a Whataburger in Atlanta, TX. Atlanta is 30 miles south of Texarkana and the nearest Whataburger. Hwy. 59 runs through Atlanta.
  • Corey Jasper said on August 8, 2021
    I am interested in opening a Whataburger in Branson, Missouri.


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