Whataburger is a family owned company that owns and operates a chain of restaurants in the United States. It is also one of the leading burger providers in the country. The story of Whataburger starts in 1950 when Harmon Dobson opened the first Whataburger restaurant which offered a burger so big that it had to be held with 2 hands, something that had never been seen before. The idea became an instant success and the company expanded to other markets very fast. By 1960, the company operated 17 stores all over Texas and it had grown to become one of the leading chain restaurants in Texas. Whataburger has risen from a single burger stand to a chain restaurant with over 700 restaurants scattered all over USA.