(KMOX) - One of the most popular fast-food restaurants in the south is moving up by adding locations in three news states, including Missouri and Kansas. Whataburger announced it will build a total of 35 new restaurants in 2021.
The exact locations of those new restaurants have not yet been announced.
There are reports that at least one of the new Missouri locations will be in Lee’s Summit, near Kansas City.
Whataburger met with city officials there to discuss possible development earlier this year, reports KSHB.
"We’re continuing to work on expansion plans into Kansas and Missouri, and we’ve really felt the love from a lot of Whataburger fans there," the company told KSHB. "We haven’t landed on any specific locations just yet, but stay tuned for more."
Whataburger is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, with more than 830 locations in 10 states and sales of more than $2.5 billion annually. On Friday, the company celebrated its 70th anniversary.