Whataburger inaugurated the construction of its first Whitehouse restaurant on Wednesday.
Franchise group DKT Investments and the Whitehouse Area Chamber of Commerce held a ceremony for the event at its new location, 1051 Texas 110, slated to open in the fall.
Ray Haskins, chief operating officer at DKT Investments, said the restaurant was delighted to be in Whitehouse.
“This new restaurant in Whitehouse continues the Whataburger and DKT Investments legacy of serving great flavors and friendly service in East Texas,” he said. “We would like to especially thank the Whitehouse Area Chamber of Commerce for celebrating with us. We look forward to serving the community and opening our doors later this year.
Shawna Diggers, administrator of the Whitehouse Area Chamber of Commerce, said the community was extremely excited about the new restaurant’s arrival.
“We are very pleased that DKT Investments and Triple J C-Store are expanding their growth into Whitehouse, which is both family owned and locally operated,” Diggers said. “Whitehouse is a growing community, and I’m excited to see another business join our community that will provide us with another variety of restaurants and more job opportunities.”
Training Director Billy Stark was on hand to speak with Whitehouse Mayor James Wansley and Whitehouse Chamber Chairman Brent Allen at the first groundbreaking ceremony for DKT Investments since many years, according to the House.
The new restaurant will bring over 50 jobs to the local community, with hiring expected to begin in the coming weeks.
Once open, its team of local employees will serve the brand’s fresh, personalized burgers, top-notch 24/7 customer service, famously fancy and spicy ketchup, and orange-and-white-striped entertainment on its site, which will be associated with a Triple J C store.