Whataburger is so dear to Patrick Mahomes that he plans to open 30 restaurants within seven years.
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“KMO Burger, LLC is a brand new expansion venture undertaken by the famous Texas-based fast-food chain Whataburger mainly serves customers in the southern United States. We are a new investor-led franchise group including Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes, striving to bring the age-old flavors and traditions of Whataburger to the states of Kansas and Missouri,” a statement on the KMO Burger’s LinkedIn reads.
Bringing Whataburger to new regions allows Mahomes to have a taste of home in Kansas City. Mahomes knows all to well the significance the fast-food chain holds, especially as a Texan.
“KMO Burger is comprised of a group of investors from Texas with a deep appreciation for Whataburger. Eating there is a part of growing up in The Lone Star State,” Phillp Rose, KMO Burger’s chief financial officer, said in a statement.
Mahomes also shared similar sentiments with The Kansas City Star.
“I’ve always ate Whataburger since I was a little kid,” the NFL player said. “And then when I got older, I’d babysit my brother and there was a Whataburger literally down the street, and we would always grab that and kind of have that while my mom was working.”
He continued, “So when I got to Kansas City, it was the first time I’d really been out of Texas and didn’t have Whataburger all the time. And so I ended up talking to some people and we ended up making it happen where we’re going to have a lot of locations out here, and I’ll have a little bit of Texas here in Kansas City.”