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Whataburger Opens First Nashville Area Location

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The popular Texas-based burger chain Whataburger is finally opening its doors in Hermitage on Wednesday, January 5.

Doors open at 11 a.m. and the store is located at 5055 Old Hickory Boulevard. This will be the first of eight stores will open. In addition, there will be a celebration of events in the coming months.

“We’re excited to bring our big flavors, fresh ingredients and original recipes to Nashville,” said Whataburger Director of Operations Jon Barideaux in a release. “We’re looking forward to growing here and being part of the community.”

The Hermitage location will have 175 employees and is looking to hire 1,300 by the end of the year in the area.

Ahead of the opening, Whataburger has released a traffic plan that allows entrance to the restaurant only from Old Hickory Boulevard with police and security on hand to help with congestion.

Whataburger Traffic
photo from Whataburger

The eight Whataburgers opening around Nashville this year:

  • 5055 Old Hickory Blvd, Hermitage, 37076 – Jan. 5
  • 1123 Nashville Pike, Gallatin, 37066 – early 2022
  • 1835 Old Fort Parkway, Murfreesboro, 37129 – mid 2022
  • 450 TN-109, Lebanon, 37090 – mid 2022
  • 630 S Cumberland St, Lebanon, 37087 – fall 2022
  • 1715 Gallatin Pike N, Madison, 37115 – fall 2022
  • 360 W Sam Ridley Pkwy, Smyrna, 37167 – fall 2022
  • 11190 Lebanon Rd, Mt. Juliet, 37122 – fall 2022

Whataburger also announced sponsorship agreements with the Tennessee Titans and the Nashville Sounds. Guest can expect special events with the teams at the new Hermitage location. Whataburger also will have stadium signage and branding and community outreach programs as part of the agreements.