Whataburger opening at San Antonio International Airport this month

A ribbon-cutting is set for 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 23

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SAN ANTONIO – Whataburger is preparing for landing at the San Antonio International Airport.

The San Antonio-based burger chain is opening in the Terminal A Food Court on Friday, Sept. 23. A ribbon-cutting is scheduled for 10 a.m.

Airport and Whataburger officials announced the new location over a year ago, saying the burger spot was requested by travelers.

The restaurant will include custom wall art that pays tribute to local landmarks.

Ed Nelson, the CEO and president of Whataburger, previously said that adding a location to its hometown airport is “a great way to serve fans and introduce our freshness and big flavors to visitors.”

The burger chain’s headquarters have been based in the Alamo City since 2009.

Jesus Saenz, the director of airports for the San Antonio Airport System, said “we listened to what our customers wanted and they asked for the famous orange and white stripes of Whataburger.”

Whataburger will hire more than 50 people for the new location.

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