Whataburger Hickory Smoked Bacon is the restaurant chain's newest retail addition available at H-E-B and Central Market stores.

Whataburger Hickory Smoked Bacon is the restaurant chain's newest retail addition available at H-E-B and Central Market stores.

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Whataburger has added Hickory Smoked Bacon to its list of products available at H-E-B and, in the case of the Dallas area, Central Market stores. 

Was there ever any doubt?

Bacon was the natural progression after the San Antonio-based chain said it received an "overwhelming positive response after introducing sausage to H-E-B in 2014." 

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What's surprising: It took four years. 

This packaged bacon, however, is not exactly the same kind of processed version you get on your burgers or biscuits at Whataburgers. This form is packaged like the one-pound servings made by Hormel or Oscar Meyer. The price will depend on the market.

Before bacon, H-E-B, also based in San Antonio, has been the exclusive retail outlet for more than 20 Whataburger-brand products. 

Whataburger also packages its chips and salsa, pancake mix and signature sauces, including ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise, for H-E-B stores

"H-E-B has been a great partner to us and we look forward to hearing about all the unique pairings our customers create with the newest addition to our grocery lineup," Mike Sobel, Whataburger's VP of retail, said in a release.

Now the next question: What's next? Whataburger ground beef?

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