Whataburger's Historic First "A-Frame" Restaurant To Be Torn Down In Favor Of Updated Location

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By 98.7 KLUV

We are about to end a very important chapter in the history of the great state of Texas.

The very first A-frame Whataburger location is set to close its doors, in favor of a new, modern location.  

This Whatabuger opened on Andrews Highway in Odessa in 1961, and is the first location known to have used the now-iconic A-frame shape.  A brand development coordinator for the restaurant wrote on Facebook that the change was necessary in order to provide the best customer experience possible, even if it meant sacrificing a little bit of Texas history (our words).

The brand coordinator wrote:

While we love the memories we had with our first A-Frame restaurant, we had to make some big changes to this location in order to deliver the best customer experience possible.
We know change can be hard, but the good news is we’re reopening a brand-new restaurant later this year that will provide our customers with an even better Whataburger experience including improved parking and double drive-thru lanes.
We look forward to unveiling a brand-new Whataburger restaurant and continuing to serve our Odessa community.

Via CBS7