They like to do everything bigger and better in Texas, and that was the goal of Harmon Dobson when he decided to open Whataburger in Corpus Christi in 1950. Wanting customers to exclaim, "What a burger!" when they saw the big burgers on big buns, Dobson launched a chain that became a craze, now with 800 locations between New Mexico and Louisiana.
The majority of outposts, though, are still in Texas, where locals love their home-state burgers as much as Californians love their In-N-Out. (Which chain is better? Let the debate begin!)
Of course, you can choose from a large selection of burgers, including one with a stack of three patties, but the menu also includes chicken, fish and salads. Locations often serve 24 hours a day, with breakfast burritos and sandwiches offered between 11 p.m. and 11 a.m.