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Progress continues on Whataburger restaurants

Construction work on the first two new Whataburger restaurants in the Mid-South, both to locate in Southaven, is continuing.

Here’s how the construction site for the Getwell Road location appeared Sunday afternoon. It is expected to be the first Whataburger restaurant to open early next year.

Whataburger construction site on Getwell Road. (Bob Bakken/DeSoto County News)

Demolition has been completed and ground preparation is underway for the construction of the second Whataburger restaurant, which will sit on the site of the former TGIFriday’s restaurant on Goodman Road near the Malco Theater in Southaven. The completion date for this site is estimated to be mid-2022.

Whataburger construction site on Goodman Road near Airways Blvd. (Bob Bakken/DeSoto County News)

Whataburger has estimated about 190 new jobs will come to Southaven with the burger eatery coming to DeSoto County. Other locations in the Mid-South for Whataburger in the next 1-2 years will be in Memphis (Germantown Parkway), Cordova and Collierville, Tennessee.

Bob Bakken

Bob Bakken is the most recognized and most trusted name in DeSoto County news and sports reporting, as readers continue to express their appreciation for his accuracy and fairness in the stories he writes. Bob is also heard on 95.3 The Rebel twice a week with sports updates and high school football play-by-play broadcasts in the fall. A former newspaper editor and writer, his award-winning background also includes television news producing, sports media relations, and radio broadcasting.

One thought on “Progress continues on Whataburger restaurants

  • Is there any update on the status of the Whataburger and a potential opening date?


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