Patrick Mahomes’ wish is coming true. In 2018 the Chiefs star quarterback tweeted about his love for the Texas-based chains burgers and made it clear, what he really wanted was a Whataburger in Kansas City. Earlier the chain confirmed plans to open multiple locations in Kansas City but recently they announced plans to operate a Whataburger food truck at Kaufman Stadium
The chain announced a partnership with the Royals that will last through 2024. Certainly, Mahomes, who has a minority interest in the city’s baseball team, had something to do with that arrangement.
“Baseball and the classic American food guests can find at Whataburger go hand in hand, so it was a no-brainer for us to partner with the brand,” Royals chief revenue and innovation officer Sarah Tourville said in a news release. “The fan experience we all know and love is making a return, and Whataburger will be a big part of that as we continue the 2021 season.”
After celebrating their 70th anniversary last year, in 2020 the burger chain that is currently only available in 10 states, announced it would be expanding into Kansas and Missouri. This fall, four stores will open around Kansas City and hire more than 700 local employees by the end of the year.
The four locations are:
• 1450 Douglas St., Lee’s Summit, Missouri 64086
• 18811 E US40 Highway, Independence, Missouri 64055
• 8420 W 135th St., Overland Park, Kansas 66223
• 905 Hwy7, Blue Springs, Missouri 64014