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Guy with Whataburger tattoo wins food from burger chain for a decade

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Blake M. won free Whataburger for a decade in the burger chain’s Snapchat contest. Click the gallery for Whataburger’s best social media moments. (Photo via Whataburger Facebook)

Blake M. won free Whataburger for a decade in the burger chain’s Snapchat contest. Click the gallery for Whataburger’s best social media moments. (Photo via Whataburger Facebook)

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From participating in the Drake vs Meek Mill Twitter beef, to having their own special emoji, Whataburger wins on social media regularly. 

From participating in the Drake vs Meek Mill Twitter beef, to having their own special emoji, Whataburger wins on social media regularly. 

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“Meek Mill take it from us if you gonna serve beef serve it high quality”

“Meek Mill take it from us if you gonna serve beef serve it high quality”

Photo: Medina, Mariah, Courtesy Photo

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“Thanks for all the love fam. Be on the lookout for our mixtape dropping soon.”

“Thanks for all the love fam. Be on the lookout for our mixtape dropping soon.”

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“Drake at Whataburger: WE NEED MORE BEEF Meek Mill: Please no more Mr. Drake I’m full”

“Drake at Whataburger: WE NEED MORE BEEF Meek Mill: Please no more Mr. Drake I’m full”

Photo: Medina, Mariah, Courtesy Photo

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“Chicken fingers turn to twitter fingers”

“Chicken fingers turn to twitter fingers”

Photo: Medina, Mariah, Twitter

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“I’m not saying @DezBryant came back for the Whataburger, but @DezBryant came back for the Whataburger”

“I’m not saying @DezBryant came back for the Whataburger, but @DezBryant came back for the Whataburger”

Photo: Medina, Mariah, Twitter

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“SMH”

“SMH”

Photo: Mendoza, Madalyn S, Twitter.com

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“To the people stealing our tea urns: This is why you cant have nice things #YallChildish”

“To the people stealing our tea urns: This is why you cant have nice things #YallChildish”

Photo: Mendoza, Madalyn S, Twitter.com

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“Missing since 6/29. Last seen with @Doyle2405”

“Missing since 6/29. Last seen with @Doyle2405”

Photo: Medina, Mariah, Twitter

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“.@WojYahooNBA Did the @Spurs take Whataburger to the meeting with @aldridge_12? #DealCloser”

“.@WojYahooNBA Did the @Spurs take Whataburger to the meeting with @aldridge_12? #DealCloser”

Photo: Medina, Mariah, Twitter

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Terrence Williams: “Can I get a #88 with a side order of #83 with an extre #11 and a large #82 and a #9 for the dessert. #CowboyNation” Whataburger: We got that order comin right up.

Terrence Williams: “Can I get a #88 with a side order of #83 with an extre #11 and a large #82 and a #9 for the dessert. #CowboyNation” Whataburger: We got that order comin right up.

Photo: Medina, Mariah, Twitter

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Whataburger: “We got that order comin right up.”

Whataburger: “We got that order comin right up.”

Photo: Medina, Mariah, Twitter

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“Life will be better with a Whataburger emoji. Thanks @TexMoji!

“Life will be better with a Whataburger emoji. Thanks @TexMoji!

Photo: Medina, Mariah, Twitter

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In celebration of the iconic Texas restaurant chain, here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about Whataburger.

In celebration of the iconic Texas restaurant chain, here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about Whataburger.

Photo: Courtesy Of Whataburger

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WHATABURGER IS A TEXAS NATIVE: The chain opened its first store in 1950 off of Ayers Street in Corpus Christi.

WHATABURGER IS A TEXAS NATIVE: The chain opened its first store in 1950 off of Ayers Street in Corpus Christi.

Photo: San Antonio Express-News File Photo

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THEY HAVE EXTRA-BIG BUNS: The first Whataburger patties were larger than usual, so a local bread company was enlisted to make special five-inch buns which are still the standard in 2014.

THEY HAVE EXTRA-BIG BUNS: The first Whataburger patties were larger than usual, so a local bread company was enlisted to make special five-inch buns which are still the standard in 2014.

Photo: Whataburger

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A SLOW START: On it’s first day in business, the original Whataburger did $50 in sales.

A SLOW START: On it’s first day in business, the original Whataburger did $50 in sales.

Photo: Whataburger

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THE FIRST STORE WASN’T AN A-FRAME: The chain’s iconic A-frame design originated at an Odessa location.

THE FIRST STORE WASN’T AN A-FRAME: The chain’s iconic A-frame design originated at an Odessa location.

Photo: Whataburger

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THIS IS THE “WHAT A BURGER” VOICE-OVER GUY: William H. Bassett isn’t from Texas himself, but his gravelly voice is known by Texans across the state for his voice-over work in the chain’s classic commercials of yore. less
THIS IS THE “WHAT A BURGER” VOICE-OVER GUY: William H. Bassett isn’t from Texas himself, but his gravelly voice is known by Texans across the state for his voice-over work in the chain’s classic commercials of … more

Photo: William H. Bassett

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A FAMOUS DIRECTOR ONCE FLIPPED BURGERS: Mike Judge, the brain behind “King of the Hill”, “Office Space”, and “Silicon Valley”, worked at Whataburger and was once the employee of the month at his store.

A FAMOUS DIRECTOR ONCE FLIPPED BURGERS: Mike Judge, the brain behind “King of the Hill”, “Office Space”, and “Silicon Valley”, worked at Whataburger and was once the employee of the month at his store.

Photo: PHOTO COURTESY WHATABURGER

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THE CHAIN’S DESIGN COLOR SCHEME ISN’T RANDOM: The iconic orange and white stripes came into use because of founder Harmon Dobson’s pilot background.

THE CHAIN’S DESIGN COLOR SCHEME ISN’T RANDOM: The iconic orange and white stripes came into use because of founder Harmon Dobson’s pilot background.

Photo: Chronicle File

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YOU CAN ENJOY IT WITHOUT LEAVING YOUR HOME: Whataburger and H-E-B have partnered to bring a number of the San Antonio chain’s product to store shelves, including this one, breakfast pork sausage, as well as its Signature Sauces, Original Mayo, Fancy Ketchup, Spicy Ketchup, Original Mustard and Honey Butter. You can even get Whataburger pancake mix and a shelf-stable version of their fries at the grocery store. less
YOU CAN ENJOY IT WITHOUT LEAVING YOUR HOME: Whataburger and H-E-B have partnered to bring a number of the San Antonio chain’s product to store shelves, including this one, breakfast pork sausage, as well as its … more

Photo: Whataburger

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WHATABURGERS ARE EVERYWHERE: You may associate the chain with Texas, but Whataburger now has more than 760 restaurants in 10 states: Arizona, Arkansas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma and of course Texas. There’s probably a new one being built right now. less
WHATABURGERS ARE EVERYWHERE: You may associate the chain with Texas, but Whataburger now has more than 760 restaurants in 10 states: Arizona, Arkansas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New … more

Photo: LISA KRANTZ, SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS

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ORDER IT YOUR WAY: For the original Whataburger alone, there are 36,864 different order combinations.

ORDER IT YOUR WAY: For the original Whataburger alone, there are 36,864 different order combinations.

Photo: Whataburger

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ROAD TRIP: To commemorate its hometown, Whataburger built this two-story flagship restaurant right by the ocean in Corpus Christi.

ROAD TRIP: To commemorate its hometown, Whataburger built this two-story flagship restaurant right by the ocean in Corpus Christi.

Photo: Kristin Finan, Houston Chronicle

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The Whataburger 5-3-1 with 5 pickles, 3 onion rings and one serving of creamy pepper sauce. Courtesy photo.

The Whataburger 5-3-1 with 5 pickles, 3 onion rings and one serving of creamy pepper sauce. Courtesy photo.

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Whataburger, with its signature orange and white striped roof, at Gulf Fwy & Woodridge. credit: Alison Cook

Whataburger, with its signature orange and white striped roof, at Gulf Fwy & Woodridge. credit: Alison Cook

Photo: DirectToArchive

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Stills from the shoot for the new advertising campaign for Whataburger. The new ads are documentary-styled, and feature interviews with customers and employees. The ads replace the well-known ones with the gravelly voiceovers. less
Stills from the shoot for the new advertising campaign for Whataburger. The new ads are documentary-styled, and feature interviews with customers and employees. The ads replace the well-known ones with the … more

Photo: COURTESY PHOTO

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Whataburger is launching a month-long campaign to remind customers they can custom-make their Whataburgers, 36,864 different ways. Credit: Whataburger burger, fries, coca-cola

Whataburger is launching a month-long campaign to remind customers they can custom-make their Whataburgers, 36,864 different ways. Credit: Whataburger burger, fries, coca-cola

Photo: Whataburger

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William H. Bassett, 75. This actor from Ohio, who lives outside Hollywood Calif., was the voices of Whataburger commercials for nine years. It was his best-paying gig, but the ad campaign is being changed. The new ads are documentary in style. less
William H. Bassett, 75. This actor from Ohio, who lives outside Hollywood Calif., was the voices of Whataburger commercials for nine years. It was his best-paying gig, but the ad campaign is being changed. The … more

Photo: Courtesy William H. Bassett

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Whataburger will launch into retail sales for the first time by bottling its popular line of condiments Fancy Ketchup, Spicy Ketchup and Original Mustard making them available exclusively at all Texas and Mexico H-E-B stores this summer. H-E-B will carry both of Whataburger s ketchup varieties, Fancy Ketchup and Spicy Ketchup, in 20-ounce bottles and its Original Mustard in 16-ounce bottles with labeling that reads, Bottled by Popular Demand , Wake Up Your Taste Buds and The True Taste of a Whataburger. Whataburger s Original Mustard is a one-of-a-kind recipe that was first spread on a Whataburger in the 1950s, and its Fancy Ketchup with a recipe that proves not all ketchups are created equal has been a customer favorite for years. Bottled condiments will not be available for purchase at Whataburger restaurants at this time. less
Whataburger will launch into retail sales for the first time by bottling its popular line of condiments Fancy Ketchup, Spicy Ketchup and Original Mustard making them available exclusively at all Texas and … more

Photo: Courtesy Photo, Whataburger

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Whataburger Spicy Ketchup, in its distinct black and white packaging, has returned for a limited time.

Whataburger Spicy Ketchup, in its distinct black and white packaging, has returned for a limited time.

Photo: Whataburger

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