The shirt mocks the recent sale of the popular fast food restaurant.
Some fans of Whataburger were not happy.
Cease and desist.— Джереми (@JaaaaayRooooo) June 24, 2019
I really hope you guys don't ruin what was Texas built. Ppl from all over visit this state and one of the things they do is stop in at Whataburger to grab a bite!!! Its a Texas tradition and a Lone Star Legend!!!— BigRilla33 (@BRilla33) June 24, 2019
Guess Chicago is so awful, they're having to hijack a Texas icon...— Sachse Wood Turner (@rbryant_23) June 25, 2019
Whataburger, which began from a small burger stand in Corpus Christi, is changing hands after 69 years of family ownership.
An open letter to our beloved fans: pic.twitter.com/3pVjZ7zmKc— Whataburger® (@Whataburger) June 14, 2019
The popular fast food chain, which boasts more than 800 locations across 10 states, announced it is being sold to investment holdings firm BDT Capital Partners.
While terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed, Whataburger says it drives in more than $2 billion in sales a year.
BDT Capital's holdings, which comprise entirely of family founded businesses, include minority investments in Einstein Bros. Bagels and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts.
Word of the sale comes just a day after Texans learned that Schlitterbahn had sold the Galveston and New Braunfels water park locations.
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The depth of affection for all things Whataburger is easy to spot among Texas residents. Houston's own JJ Watt expressed what so many feel when faced with the possibility of change for the iconic orange and white Texas staple - ketchup included.
Watt tweeted, "Ok, I say we all chip in and buy Whataburger back. Make honey butter chicken biscuits available all day, add kolaches to the menu and change nothing else. Especially not the ketchup."
Ok, I say we all chip in and buy Whataburger back. Make honey butter chicken biscuits available all day, add kolaches to the menu and change nothing else. Especially not the ketchup. https://t.co/HadutHXJ9l— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) June 14, 2019
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