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Whataburger Pledges $1.65 Million To Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Like Texas didn’t already love Whataburger enough

Amy McCarthy is a staff writer at, focusing on pop culture, policy and labor, and only the weirdest online trends.

As Houston makes its comeback from the devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey, the city’s favorite fast-food burger chain has pledged a huge chunk of change toward relief efforts.

Whataburger is set to $1.65 million that will be split between three different charities, some of which are local. $1 million will go to the Whataburger Family Foundation, which provides financial assistance to company employees impacted by the flood. $150,000 will go to the American Red Cross, and the final $500,00 will be donated to food banks in Houston and along the Texas Gulf Coast, where it can be “deployed to the areas of greatest need.”

Multiple Whataburger locations across Southeast Texas were damaged by floods and wind during Hurricane Harvey. A viral meme, featuring an image of a battered Whataburger sign, circulated around the internet throughout the week, providing a cheeky bit of hopefulness as the storm raged on.

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Posted by Brandon Artiga on Sunday, August 27, 2017