According to The-Sun.com, the Whataburger location in Leon Valley has temporarily shuttered its doors for renovation and is not expected to reopen until 2024.
A Closer Look
The Whataburger in Leon Valley is approximately 12 miles from San Antonio and has been closed since September 14. However, according to the City of Leon Valley, a renovated edition at that location will be open for business in January, though no precise date was provided.
Whataburger was founded in Corpus Christi in 1950 and expanded with over 650 locations across Texas and more than 900 across the country.
A Whataburger spokesperson told The U.S. Sun, "The new Whataburger will include a double drive-thru, digital menu boards, a larger dining area, and a refreshed restaurant design to best serve Guests.”
Similar Developments Around the Country
The Whataburger restaurant in Leon Valley is not the only location of the company in transition. According to WALA, a Whataburger restaurant in Daphne, Alabama, approximately 160 miles from the state capital Montgomery, reopened on September 11 following a temporary closure.
The Laredo Morning Times reported how a Whataburger restaurant closed earlier this year in the city before relocating to the other side of the street.
According to Whataburger president and CEO Ed Nelson, the food chain plans to open a location this fall in Las Vegas. "As the city that never sleeps," Nelson said, "...and a brand that is open 24/7, it only made sense to bring a Whataburger to the Strip.”
The Whataburger temporary closures/renovations in Leon Valley and around the country are hopeful economic developments amid the permanent shuttering of various business operations in the U.S.