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Old 05-17-2018, 07:41 PM   #1
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Is it just me? Paper thin patty, fries sucky, no premium large burger option, have to get a double just to make a regular burger. This is at Multiple locations not just 1 so not an outlier.

Their food seems like it's just meh now and it's pretty expensive for what you get.





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Old 05-17-2018, 07:41 PM   #2
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Not the ones around me
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Old 05-17-2018, 07:45 PM   #3
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haven't noticed any changes myself
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Old 05-17-2018, 07:46 PM   #4
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Booming economy = crappy service! Whenever fast food places are desperate for workers the quality of preparation goes down. The workers they can get generally don't care and so they don't change out the grease for the fries and pies ( I waited 20 minutes last week for my apple pies and they didn't even remember to give me my drinks ) Orders get made incorrectly even MORE frequently, etc. etc.
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Old 05-17-2018, 07:52 PM   #5
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Last time I was there it was bueno

Been a month or so though
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Old 05-17-2018, 07:52 PM   #6
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Don't even mention not being able to get my order right. Stress NO MUSTARD then get home with what seems like I asked for heavy mustard. They have always given me credit or offered to make it right but all I wanted was the food I ordered. I usually check my food while there but seems like the times I don't they mess it up.

Wife hates it and doesn't understand why ppl LOVE it, I've been eating whataburger since I was a kiddo growing up and now starting to see why she doesn't like it.

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Old 05-17-2018, 07:54 PM   #7
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Both the ones in Kerrville suck IMO. Screw up my order literally every time I've been to the one in Ingram. One in actual Kerrville is 50/50 at best on getting my order right
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Old 05-17-2018, 07:54 PM   #8
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My last time in Texas I was very disappointed in Whataburger
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Old 05-17-2018, 07:57 PM   #9
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Iím tired of waiting in line there.

I got bent out of shape, and ran over their cones a few months ago, after being stuck for 35 minutes. I had ordered at the menu board, and there were 3 cars in front of me.

This was not the first time it took so long to get my darn food.

Havenít been back since.



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Old 05-17-2018, 08:01 PM   #10
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There may be some good ones around but I have not had a good experience there in quite a while. The one nearest me is horrible - I was a fan for years but I quit going. I wonder if they have gone down the road of Dairy Queen and Sonic. They go with cheaper lower quality ingredients to improve profit margins, on the theory that people wanting to fill their bellys and build a cheap dump won’t notice.

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Old 05-17-2018, 08:02 PM   #11
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Ainít what it use to be

Chick-fil-A for me now



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Old 05-17-2018, 08:05 PM   #12
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Way over rated.
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Old 05-17-2018, 08:07 PM   #13
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Donít care for their burgers, but itís where I go for breakfast.


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Old 05-17-2018, 08:09 PM   #14
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The ones around here are good, the one in Montgomery seems to be better than most. Now, Popeyes in Navasota is getting on my last nerve. I love it, but try not to go to often ( too fat already ), but went this afternoon to pick some up for supper. For the second time in a row there was either none, or not enough spicy chicken ready ( last time none, this time only thighs ). 15 min wait. ( really closer to 20 ) Last time I waited, this time I got a bit of an attitude ( internally ).
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Old 05-17-2018, 08:10 PM   #15
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The place sucks! So sick of trying different locations in hopes that it will be good! It was great when I was in college 20 years ago, but so was Ramen Noodles.
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Old 05-17-2018, 08:14 PM   #16
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Just you. I only eat there maybe once a month so they're always awesome... #4, whatasized with a Coke.....num num!
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Old 05-17-2018, 08:15 PM   #17
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Don't care much for them. Overpriced! TX Burger is where it's at!
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All fast food sucks, even Whataburger. Its all junk.
A good old mom and pop burger place is impossible to beat. The problem is they are few and far between. "The Texas Bucket List" show visits some awesome burger joints from time to time..
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Old 05-17-2018, 08:18 PM   #19
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They're great after a long hot day working at the lease but I don't care for them much anymore otherwise. I do like those honey butter chicken biscuits though. Those things are like crack.

There are a number of quality places to eat around me for just a bit more money. I'm at a point in my life where quality beats saving a few dollars.
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Old 05-17-2018, 08:19 PM   #20
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The ones around here are good, the one in Montgomery seems to be better than most. Now, Popeyes in Navasota is getting on my last nerve. I love it, but try not to go to often ( too fat already ), but went this afternoon to pick some up for supper. For the second time in a row there was either none, or not enough spicy chicken ready ( last time none, this time only thighs ). 15 min wait. ( really closer to 20 ) Last time I waited, this time I got a bit of an attitude ( internally ).
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Old 05-17-2018, 08:23 PM   #22
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A good old mom and pop burger place is impossible to beat. The problem is they are few and far between. "The Texas Bucket List" show visits some awesome burger joints from time to time..
Next time you roll thru Alvin look up By-Pass Grill on 35 / Mustang Rd. Best burger I've eaten in years and freaking awesome hand-cut fries. It's a sit-down place..... Whataburger is my I'm in a hurry drive thru!
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Old 05-17-2018, 08:23 PM   #23
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The ones around here are good, the one in Montgomery seems to be better than most. Now, Popeyes in Navasota is getting on my last nerve. I love it, but try not to go to often ( too fat already ), but went this afternoon to pick some up for supper. For the second time in a row there was either none, or not enough spicy chicken ready ( last time none, this time only thighs ). 15 min wait. ( really closer to 20 ) Last time I waited, this time I got a bit of an attitude ( internally ).


I ate at that Popeyes in navasotsa last Friday night and spent my Saturday losing 9 lbs into the toilet. Never again


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Old 05-17-2018, 08:24 PM   #24
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Whataburger is not as good as it used to be. However, no question, some locations are just better than others. If I'm in doubt on the location, chicken strips is what I'm getting. Can't ever recall having bad chicken strips from there. Gravy is hit or miss, so I'll just get the honey mustard.

Call it crazy, my local Wendy's has better burgers than my local Whataburger and that certainly didn't used to be the case.

Most fast food joints have degraded quality over the years imo. Heck, even Chick Fila isn't as good as it used to be.
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But the best Whataburger, by far, that I've ever stopped at is outside of LaGrange. On the east side of HWY. 71.
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Old 05-17-2018, 08:25 PM   #26
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There burgers are getting to be marginal at best. Seems like every burger I get there are smashed down flat even the bun. I don’t get that. Fries are always cold and or soggy and you can’t get out of there for less than $10 any more. Now the jalapeŮo cheese biscuit with sausage, egg, cheese is the bomb!!!
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Next time you roll thru Alvin look up By-Pass Grill on 35 / Mustang Rd. Best burger I've eaten in years and freaking awesome hand-cut fries. It's a sit-down place..... Whataburger is my I'm in a hurry drive thru!
10-4.. Ill be up that way in a week or so. Gonna try it out.
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Old 05-17-2018, 08:27 PM   #28
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Cold burgers, long wait, wrong food etc...

But breakfast is worth the wait
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Old 05-17-2018, 08:34 PM   #29
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I eat at the one in Floresville maybe once a month, Jr Whataburger with japs for me and I have noticed its hit or miss there. I have noticed that it is very salty at times. Breakfast sammich is good though.
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Is it just me? Paper thin patty, fries sucky, no premium large burger option, have to get a double just to make a regular burger. This is at Multiple locations not just 1 so not an outlier.

Their food seems like it's just meh now and it's pretty expensive for what you get.





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Not just you. Their burger patties are way to thin compared to in the past.
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Old 05-17-2018, 08:38 PM   #31
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they Make you wait forever like it’s being cooked fresh but it’s not hot or fresh when it gets to you. Most over priced and over rated taquito ever
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Old 05-17-2018, 08:38 PM   #32
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Only eat there when traveling.

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Old 05-17-2018, 08:39 PM   #33
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they Make you wait forever like itís being cooked fresh but itís not hot or fresh when it gets to you. Most over priced and over rated taquito ever


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Old 05-17-2018, 08:41 PM   #34
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Sadly, as a once popular local/regional chain expands as WB has done, things change. Their quality stayed consistent for years but no more. Their model is different now, more like BK or any of the rest of them. They know that the bulk of their business comes from folks who eat fast food almost every day. Those people are just trying to quickly and cheaply pack their intestines. Quality ingredients are too expensive if you want to go toe to toe with the big boys. Too bad this Texas institution has gone down that road
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Total crap. Was my favorite fast food for 25 years. The one in Keller hasn’t served a hot burger in 4 years
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Old 05-17-2018, 08:44 PM   #36
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But breakfast is worth the wait


#22 bacon on a jalapeŮo cheddar biscuit

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Booming economy = crappy service! Whenever fast food places are desperate for workers the quality of preparation goes down. The workers they can get generally don't care and so they don't change out the grease for the fries and pies ( I waited 20 minutes last week for my apple pies and they didn't even remember to give me my drinks ) Orders get made incorrectly even MORE frequently, etc. etc.
Yep
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Old 05-17-2018, 08:46 PM   #38
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I know if I want tiny fries and not enough ice in my drink along with dog food patties I hit up whataburger but sometimes after working calves or something that’s exactly what I need haha
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Booming economy = crappy service! Whenever fast food places are desperate for workers the quality of preparation goes down. The workers they can get generally don't care and so they don't change out the grease for the fries and pies ( I waited 20 minutes last week for my apple pies and they didn't even remember to give me my drinks ) Orders get made incorrectly even MORE frequently, etc. etc.
I notice this big time when we take work trips to West Texas. Seems everyone who is a decent worker in that area has a good paying job and fast food places get anyone left breathing.
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Old 05-17-2018, 08:50 PM   #40
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Harmon Dobson would vomit and fire everybody if he went into a store now. Is his son still CEO?
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Sonic is better!
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I gave up on them a year ago. Noticed the same thing.
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Sonic is better!
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Old 05-17-2018, 08:57 PM   #44
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There’s no doubt their burgers aren’t what they once were. I’m a fan of the old fashioned hamburger. So who has the best?
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Old 05-17-2018, 09:11 PM   #46
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Their lettuce sucks
I call it but! lettuce from the core. The rest goes to salads I guess. And why do they always stack four pickles on top of each other? I asked once if they would make it that way for there mom and got the deer in the headlights stare.
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Old 05-17-2018, 09:14 PM   #47
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The patties are thinner. It’s just not what it used to be!
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Old 05-17-2018, 09:18 PM   #48
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Dang! I like WB. I dont like this thread but it is what it is. Hopefully this might spur a mass QC...company wide.

Not all WB are created equal. The Georgetown is/was fantastic...same with Cedar Park and Taylor. Brownwood WB...worst ever...granted that talent pool stays pretty shallow.

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Old 05-17-2018, 09:18 PM   #49
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Sonic burgers are terrible in my opinion. I do enjoy the mom & pop locations when I can find them. I do not mind Whataburger but I only eat there maybe six times a year for burgers. The breakfast tacos taste just fine to me.
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Franchising kills the product. There are 8 Whataburger franchises in my town. I know which ones to avoid.
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