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In the News: Whataburger on Toomer’s Corner

Posted by Hanna Selman on May 11, 2021
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Whataburger on Toomer's Corner

New businesses are opening left and right in downtown Auburn, and a recent announcement made it clear that there’s one more to add to the list! Whataburger on Toomer’s Corner will soon have its iconic “W” facing North College Street.

What to Know

What has stood empty since June 2020 will soon be bustling with renovations. Formerly Pieology, the corner space will transform from tossing dough to toasting buns. Whataburger on Toomer’s Corner will actually be the second location for the Texas-based chain in our area.

Within a year, the community will go from no Whataburger locations to two! The Opelika location was revealed in January of this year and will be located across from Tiger Town off Gateway Drive. It plans to open sometime this summer.

As for Auburn’s upcoming Whataburger, permits are still being issued, and renovation plans still need approval. But if all goes accordingly, the buildout should take about four to six months.

That means Whataburger on Toomer’s Corner hopes to kick off sometime during football season!

People close to the project have said that Whataburger is considering being open 24 hours a day at the Toomer’s Corner location, which also means another spot in downtown to eat breakfast!

What to Eat

Since the closest Whataburger to Lee County currently is in Clanton, many people may not be familiar with the brand. The Whataburger staple is the original, large 100 percent natural beef patty topped with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, diced onions and mustard on a big bun. However, the menu has much more to offer than burgers. There’s chicken, fish, salads, sides, a kids menu, breakfast and more.

For a full menu, click here.

Other New Downtown Auburn Businesses

Whataburger on Toomer’s Corner will join the newbies club with Mo’Bay Beignet Co. Auburn and Rob’s Ribs. Mo’Bay Beignet Co. sweetened a visit to downtown opening in early March. In fact, to find out more about it, check out our Business Spotlight featuring the store.

Rob’s Ribs opened for business in April. It’s located over the railroad tracks on North College Street in what was formerly Mike and Ed’s BBQ.

Summary

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