Whataburger affirms extension plans incorporate Wichita

Whataburger affirms extension plans incorporate Wichita

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is presently an investor in a franchise group that intends to open multiple dozen Whataburger locations. Something like one of them will be in Wichita, Kansas.

The burger chain said in a news release that it intends to extend in the region through KMO Burger, a new investor-led franchise group that incorporates 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 one year from now in Kansas City, Missouri. There was no word on an opening date for a Wichita area.

“We are excited to have KMO Burger join the Whataburger team!” said Ed Nelson, Whataburger president and CEO. “Expanding to Kansas and Missouri is a win for Whataburger and our fans in America’s heartland.”

KMBC reports Kansas Citians have since a long time ago credited Mahomes and his adoration for Whataburger for the Texas burger joint’s expansion into the Kansas City market.

“I love Kansas City and I love Whataburger,” said Mahomes. “I’m excited to help bring a gift from my first home to my second home.”

In the interim, development is in progress on the first four corporate-owned locations in the Kansas City region reported earlier this year.