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Whataburger confirms expansion plans include Wichita

Thursday, August 12 2021 3:43 PM

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is now an investor in a franchise group that plans to open more than two dozen Whataburger locations. At least one of them will be in Wichita, Kansas.

The burger chain said in a news release that it plans to expand in the region through KMO Burger, a new investor-led franchise group that includes Mahomes.

“In the next seven years, KMO Burger will open 30 Whataburgers spanning from Wichita, Kansas to St. Joseph, Missouri and includes a concentration in Kansas City,” the release said.

The first restaurants in the new group will open next year in Kansas City, Missouri. There was no word on an opening date for a Wichita location.

Mahomes says he loves Kansas City and he loves Whataburger, and that he’s excited to bring a gift from his first home to his second home.

Meanwhile, construction is underway on the first four corporate-owned locations in the Kansas City area announced earlier this year.

Read the full article from Kake News.

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