Sometimes fast food comes and goes with the changing of the seasons or the direction of the wind ... or the price of certain meats. For whichever one of those reasons (if any of them), Whataburger has brought back the Chop House Cheddar Burger ... at least in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Whataburger's home state of Texas.
That's what the press release says, anyway. A post on the official Whataburger Facebook page says it's now available at "all Whataburger locations," so who knows how special the Lone Star State actually is.
Whataburger's Vice President of Marketing, and Innovation, Rich Scheffler, then went on to confuse the location even further by saying, “We’ve continued to receive a great customer response to the Chop House Cheddar Burger, so it was only natural we bring it back to our loyal fans in Texas and Oklahoma,” forgetting about Arkansas at all.
I’m not sure even the company knows for sure where the burger is at this point – but at least all sources agree that it is in Texas.
Update: The folks at Whataburger reached out to me to clarify: "The All-Time Favorites menu varies by region, and the Chop House is already on the menu in Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and Florida. So, it’s back on the menu in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas."
The burger, according to Whataburger, is "made with two 100-percent fresh, never-frozen beef patties grilled to perfection, topped with grilled onions, melted shredded cheddar cheese, two slices of crispy bacon and creamy steak sauce on a fresh, toasted five-inch bun."
The news is very exciting to at least some people on social media: