What’s a flood to a man in need of his Whataburger fix?
Gary Gostecnik, 71, of Pattison is a man accustomed to his daily meal from Whataburger. After the Brazos River flooding trapped him in his own home Friday though, he had to go without his “No. 1 with cheese, cut the onions, with extra tomatoes” for days.
“Every time I have talked to him since Friday, he has asked for Whataburger,” his wife Carol Gostecnik told The Dallas Morning News.
But the tipping point came Monday when Gary decided enough was enough. He pulled out a John Deere 8630 tractor and drove it through the surrounding flood and toward the Brazos River Bridge in San Felipe to meet his family before sending his wife to drive to Whataburger.
After receiving his burger, and a few for his neighbors, Gary made his way back home on his tractor and delivered the meals like a true Texas hero.
For once in your life, it’s time to color inside the lines. Provided you want a month of free Whataburger or a cash prize, that is.
Capitalizing on the adult coloring craze that has swept America lately (and in honor of National Hamburger Month), the Texas burger bellwether is holding a coloring contest in May, according to Nation’s Restaurant News. The prettiest of the pre-drawn pictures will win Whataburger sandwiches for a year. One lucky grand prize winner will receive $2,500.
To submit your beautifully colored burger, send a picture to Whataburger on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #TheArtOfBurgers. Winners will also be pictured on the chain’s social media accounts.
Download more coloring page options and read all that beefy fine print at Whataburger.com.
Though she is the newly-crowned Queen of Instagram, Selena Gomez stays relatively humble, especially with food. In a preview for a radio interview set to air Friday, Gomez captures every Texan’s heart by dishing on her favorite places to grab a bite to eat while in the Lone Star State.
Speaking to 103.7 KVIL in Dallas, Gomez listed her favorite places to eat when she’s back in the DFW metro area. Chain eats Taco Bueno and Pappasitos are a go-to for the Grand Prairie native, as well as Whataburger, of course. The singer said she likes to order the “No. 13 with a side of gravy,” also known as the orange and white box of chicken tenders, Texas toast and fries.
His new album, “The Life of Pablo,” dropped late Saturday exclusively on music-streaming service Tidal. The album has been getting great reviews, but most of the headlines mentioning Yeezy this week have nothing to do with music. And Whataburger was there to capture it all, according to Revelist.
It all started the day before “Pablo’s” premiere at the Yeezy Season 3 Fashion Show, when West, well-known for his use of social media, began firing on all Twitter cylinders. The Texas-based burger chain promptly fired back.
.@kanyewest know you asked everyone not to ask you anything but if you wanna bring me Whataburger that'd be cool
Two days later, West came under fire for the subject of some of the lyrics to “Famous,” where he took a swipe at Taylor Swift in the latest volley of a feud that’s been going on since 2009:
“I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex/ Why, I made that b—- famous.” (West apparently thinks he made the pop singer famous when he, you know, interrupted her acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.)
And to her credit, Swift shot back in her Grammys acceptance speech Sunday night when she took home the Album of the Year Award for “1989.”
“There are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success, or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame, but if you just focus on the work and you don’t let those people sidetrack you …” Swift said.
As if that weren’t enough, some of audio of West, leaked from backstage at “Saturday Night Live,” hit the Internet earlier this week. Highlights (lowlights?) include West calling Swift a “fake-a–,” and proclaiming himself to be “50 perfect more influential” than director Stanley Kubrick, evangelist Paul the Apostle, painter Pablo Picasso and drug dealer Pablo Escobar. (The last three names presumably factored into “Pablo’s” album title).
And who could forget West brazenly asking Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg for money to “invest in Kanye West ideas”?
On Monday, we wrote about Dank Customs’ Whataburger-themed Nike Dunk Lows. Pictures of the shoes went viral after the fast food chain tweeted about them in October, and they resurfaced on Reddit this week.
The artist behind the shoes, Jacob Danklefs, is based in San Antonio. His website says that he will not duplicate any kicks he’s created for another customer. So yes, Whataburger fans, you’re out of luck. But Danklefs told the American-Statesman in an email that the shoes’ Internet notoriety has helped his bottom line, in case you were wondering.
“I did see increased business after the tweet,” Danklefs said, including potential business from Whataburger themselves. “I did get an email from Whataburger’s VP and I have had a few meetings with him in regards to getting my services involved in their marketing.”
While any Texan would stick up for the ol’ orange and white, Danklefs said that the best reactions he saw tried to start a fast food beef.
“I think the best reactions were the people that saw it that claim In-n-Out is better,” Danklefs said.
Danklefs, who said he’s done some work for the San Antonio Spurs, does not have any other Texas-themed shoes in the works. But we think a Buc-Ee’s-themed Nike could be fresh as heck. Readers, any Lone Star icons you want to see immortalized in sneaker form?
We know Texans love Whataburger, but a custom pair of orange-and-white sneakers might be the ultimate expression of affection. These shoes are made for eating.
San Antonio-based Dank Customs‘ Whataburger-themed Nike Dunk Lows went viral after the megapopular fast food chain tweeted about them in October. It’s an oldie, but this goodie resurfaced on Reddit’s Texas subreddit Sunday. The kicks’ designer, Jake Danklefs, is known for eye-popping custom creations, more examples of which can be seen on his Instagram. In other words, you’re not likely to see these tasty shoes at Finish Line any time soon.