NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Whataburger has announced it will open restaurants in Murfreesboro, Gallatin and Mt. Juliet, the latest of several locations planned for Middle Tennessee.
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce wrote in a Facebook post Thursday morning, “BIG NEWS! [Whataburger] is coming to Rutherford County.”
While no specific location or opening date was disclosed, the chamber said it hosted Whataburger’s corporate management team and learned about the ways they are looking to invest in Rutherford County.
By Thursday afternoon, the Gallatin Economic Development Agency reported a Whataburger location had also been proposed within the city. The agency said the plan is in the approval process and the restaurant would be located next to the Fifth Third Bank on Nashville Pike.
In a statement released to News 2 Thursday night, Whataburger confirmed plans for the locations in Murfreesboro and Gallatin, but also revealed their “iconic burgers” would be coming to Mt. Juliet.
“It’s true. Whataburger will be bringing our iconic burgers and exceptional customer service to Murfreesboro, Gallatin and Mt. Juliet! We hope our fans here are as excited as we are. We’ll have more information to share soon.”Whataburger Corporate Communications
The latest announcements come about a week after Lebanon Mayor Rick Bell revealed Whataburger had submitted site plans for a location at 608 South Cumberland Street. The plans are expected to be reviewed at a planning commission meeting on May 25.
Whataburger corporate officially announced earlier this year that it would open a location on Old Hickory Boulevard in Hermitage in the fall, the first one in the area in decades.
The company has not said how many locations it plans to open in Middle Tennessee.