Whataburger Marks 68th Birthday with Donation to the DoSeum

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This week marks the 68th birthday of Whataburger, and the Texas icon is celebrating by making major donations to charities around the state, including $100,000 donated today to San Antonio's Children's Museum...called the DoSeum, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

"This is a place that we believe in strongly, and it matches exactly the core values of the Whataburger family," Preston Atkinson, CEO of the San Antonio based chain, said.

Aktinson also cut the ribbon on the Whataburger food truck in the DoSeum's 'Little Town' exhibition.

"We hope everyone can learn from our food truck being in our little town," he said.

DoSeum CEO Dan Menelly said he was thrilled by the Whataburger birthday gift."

"Their continued support enables our team at the DoSeum to inspire young minds to learn through creative play and all forms of informal learning," he said.

Also, Whataburger is celebrating by providing a 'Whataburger surprise' to everybody who visits the DoSeum wearing the restaurant chain's signature Whataburger orange today.

Whataburger was officially founded, as a roadside food stand in Corpus Christi on August 8, 1950, when Hamon Dobson started selling burgers.  Within a week, customers were lined up around the block. Dobson said he named the burger chain after hearing many satisfied customers exclaim, 'what a burger!'

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