Thursday, June 19, 2008


This blog was made possible by Amanda Balls.

Well, this summer I've made 2 very interesting trips down I-65. The first one was to bigstuf and the second one was to student life camp. I've shared various stories and experiences about those 2 trips in previous blogs, but there's one key ingredient that I've failed to mention: Whataburger.

If you're new to the phrase, you should know... it's actually not a phrase, it's a word (which is the reason no spaces exist between the individual words what, a, and burger). Much like Captain Planet, when these 3 powers combine you are left with one incredible superhero, or in this case supermanager. (Although there were actually 5 powers needed for captain planet).

As we were driving to bigstuf the desire to feed on delicious food overtook all of us and so naturally we decided to eat at Chic-Fil-A.. God's chicken. However, unbeknownst to us the sovereignty of God was at work on that trip, and He directed our path (Psalm reference) to the whataburger. One could draw the conclusion that Whataburger is God's red meat.

No but basically we saw it and the guys in the van voted and came to a unanimous (which i don't really know how to spell) decision that whataburger seemed like the wisest food choice. If you're as confused as I was as to why it's called whataburger, don't worry, you're not alone. Apparently the name in and of itself is a mystery. Think about all the possible ways to say Whataburger.

"What? A burger?" WHAT A BURGER! What a... burger?

Ok.. there were more in my head before I began typing.. however, I think you get where I'm going. Anyway, the question "what is a whataburger?" has been asked SO many times... they even carry little brochures inside explaining exactly what a Whataburger is. I found this so enthralling that I had to make a big deal about it. So I called the manager over and began asking him questions about this "Whataburger". Little did I know, this guy was a walking whataburger advertising campaign. So he pretty much talked for about 4 minutes (which is pretty good while talking just to be talking about some random restaurant) on the history and vision of Whataburger Enterprises. Because I recognized the passion inside of this man for his restaurant, I decided my good friend Duke Boles (see levitation principle blog post) needed to hear this. So I gave Duke a call and then the guy proceeded to talk to Duke for another 4 minutes about what a whatburger was/is/and will continue to be... over the phone!

In conclusion, Whataburger may be 2nd only to Five Guys in the race for the greatest burger joint on the planet. Not only do they have great food, a great name, and very nice restroom facilities, they also have great advertisement superheros... or in this case, Supermanagers.


  1. I thought Whataburger was highly overrated. We stopped at one w/ the Daniel Doss Band and they guys raved about it, but I wasn't too impressed. I think it's a "guy" place. So don't take a date there and expect her to love it as much as you do. :)

  2. I've been to Five Guys, but not Whataburger... still In-N-Out has the best burgers on the planet, hands down. :)