Whataburger California Locations:
-Whataburger is a Texas insitution! It is beloved by so many Texans, that is was declared our stately equivalent of a national treasure, a Texas Treasure, by the 77th Texas Legislature. It is know by most Texans that Whataburger has a presence in “friendly states”, and Oklahoma. Whataburger’s main stronghold is in the South. Maintaining a presence from Airzona to Florida. However what most Texans probably don’t know is that Whataburger had a presence in Southern California from the Mid 70’s (~1973) until 1987.
All of the locations were franchised however, it’s unclear if it may have been a single franchisee who ran all the locations. Growing to seven locations over a decade and a half didn’t bode well for the Texas based company. Who would make the decision to exit the market in 1987. The fact that the exit came approximately 15 years after their initial entry leads me to believe that when franchise rights expired they were not renewed.
|155 South Oxnard Boulevard Oxnard, CA||Still resembles a Whataburger in Design, Menu and Name!|
|400 Thousand Oaks Boulevard Thousand Oaks, CA||Building still exists, now a Japanese Restaurant|
|2250 East Main Street Ventura, CA||Converted to Taco Bell|
|1579 East Los Angeles Avenue. Simi Valley, CA||Converted to Jack in the Box|
|790 North Ventura Road. Port Hueneme, CA||Converted to Taco Bell and torn down ~2014|
|7257 Topanga Canyon Boulevard, Canoga Park, CA||Independent Indian Restaurant|
|1650 E Daily Dr, Camarillo, CA 93010||Converted to Jack in the Box|