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First Colorado Springs Whataburger breaking ground Wednesday

Published: Jul. 30, 2021 at 10:58 AM MDT|Updated: Aug. 4, 2021 at 8:42 AM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Another Texan is moving to Colorado Springs!

This time, it’s Texas-based burger chain Whataburger, breaking ground Wednesday on its very first Colorado location!

The restaurant announced in March it was expanding to the Centennial State, with a planned opening date for the second half of 2021. So far, it’s right on track: The company plans to start hiring in September and open the restaurant by the end of the year.

The location will be at 1310 Interquest Parkway, just down the road from burger rival In-n-Out. Whataburger has a cult following among Texans similar to In-N-Out’s passionate California fandom.

BurgerWorks, which operates nine Texas locations, says its excited to move to the Rockies.

“We’ve had the good fortune of meeting quite a few of our new neighbors here in Colorado Springs, and we’ve felt every bit of their hospitality. I have to extend an especially big thanks to the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce & EDC for welcoming Whataburger into the community with open arms and celebrating with us today,” said William Tamminga, owner of BurgerWorks. “We can’t wait to continue our tradition of serving great food and friendly service to our new friends in Colorado and look forward to opening our doors by year-end.”

“We are excited to welcome the very first Whataburger to Colorado as they join our InterQuest Marketplace community later in the year. For both loyal fans and first-time patrons, we know this ‘Texas Treasure’ will be a big hit with Colorado Springs residents,” said Chris Jenkins, CEO of Norwood Development Group, which owns InterQuest Marketplace.

The restaurant will reportedly bring about 100 jobs to the Colorado Springs community. Those interested in applying can click here.

Whataburger was founded in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1950 and is currently headquartered in San Antonio. It has locations in 14 states.

Click here to watch the groundbreaking.

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