Openings and Closings

Whataburger Makes Its Return to Colorado February 23

Whataburger will debut in Colorado Springs.
Whataburger will debut in Colorado Springs. Marcus Quigmire/Flickr
The fast-food burger scene in Colorado has a new (well, returning) contender. Whataburger will open at 1310 Interquest Parkway in Colorado Springs at 11 a.m. on February 23. This is the chain's first location in the state since the 1970s, when it had several outposts here, including one at 595 East 88th Avenue (today the home of Jim's Burger Haven).

The Texas-based chain, which got its start in 1950, is planning two additional Colorado Springs locations; there's no word yet on any coming to Denver.

Like In-N-Out, Whataburger has a cult following. This location is just down the street from a recently opened In-N-Out, which could cause a hunger-fueled traffic jam next week. If you're craving a taste of such popular items as the spicy chicken sandwich, honey butter chicken biscuits, Dr. Pepper shakes or, of course, burgers, consider avoiding the lunch rush.

Whataburger will be open for dine-in from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily; the location will offer drive-thru service 24/7.
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Molly Martin is the Westword Food & Drink editor. She’s been writing about the dining scene in Denver since 2013, and was eating her way around the city long before that. She enjoys long walks to the nearest burrito joint and nights spent sipping cocktails on Colfax.
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