Fries in the sky
Whataburger lands at last at San Antonio International Airport
Everybody has that last bite of Texas they hope to savor before setting off on an adventure. Now, San Antonians can add Whataburger to their itinerary before takeoff at San Antonio International Airport.
Almost a year after the homegrown brand first announced plans to land at the airport sometime in spring 2022, the news has finally come to fruition. A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place at 10 am on Friday, September 23, to celebrate the grand opening. Lucky travelers and Whatachick'n enthusiasts received Whataburger-branded swag and, of course, delicious snacks.
Officials from the City of San Antonio, Whataburger, and franchise partner/airport restaurateur Paradies Lagardère were on hand to celebrate the official firing up of the grill.
“We are excited to welcome Whataburger to the airport family. We listened to what our customers wanted and they asked for the famous orange and white stripes of Whataburger,” said Jesus H. Saenz Jr., director of airports for the San Antonio Airport System, in the initial announcement.
The fast-food favorite is located in the food court in Terminal A and features custom art honoring San Antonio landmarks.