Rumors of Whataburger on I-49 surface


Rumors of a Whataburger moving into the old Burger King location on I-49 have surfaced.

“Natchitoches can’t get enough of burgers,” HMT Major Cody Lacaze said. “Let’s hope this rumor is true.”

Whataburger is a regional fast food restaurant chain based in San Antonio, Texas, that specializes in hamburgers. Their signature menu deals are the Triple Meat Whataburger Whatameal, the Sweet and Spicy Bacon Burger Whatameal and the Double Meat Whatameal.

“Whataburger would have to have a permit, and as of 2:30 p.m. on [Jan.25], there has been no permit requested at the interstate nor anywhere in the City of Natchitoches,” Attorney Joseph Stamey of the Stamey and Miller Law Firm said.

Juanita Folwer, planning director of the Natchitoches Planning and Zoning Department, said there is no formal submittal of Whataburger happening at this moment.

“The money I spend driving to the Shreveport Whataburger would be better spent at the Natchitoches one, so I’m excited,” Noah Baudoin said.

“I’m excited for it because it gives us more food options to choose from,” Fine Arts Major Kyra Jones said. “I hope a buffet like Golden Corral is next.”