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The 7 Whataburger Secret Menu Items We Actually Dream About


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So you think In-n-Out has a monopoly on secret menu items? Think again. Whataburger, too, has a secret menu that goes well beyond just your average burger and fries. In fact, some of the best items at Whataburger aren't even listed. There are drinks, brunch, and Southern classics to be had on the Whataburger secret menu, and if you don't know about them, you're missing out on the real reason people love this Texas burger chain so much.

No fast-food restaurants out there can even come close to the deliciousness that is the regular Whataburger menu, not even Taco Bell with its wacky creations, or Chick-fil-A with its inventive drinks. So when you think wild fast food, it's time to starting thinking Whataburger. This Texas-based chain was founded back in 1950 by Harmon Dobson and Paul Burton.

Their dream was to create a burger that was so mind-blowingly delicious that it caused customers to say "What a burger!" when they took a bite. They decided to make their dreams a reality and started their burger chain Corpus Christi, and the rest is history. Now, Whataburger is one of the most beloved burger chains out there, and many a Texan will tell you that McDonald's, Burger King and Wendy's don't hold a candle to this authentically delicious burger joint. Although the classic menu has everything you could ever want, Whataburger doesn't disappoint when it comes to their secret menu. Here are the best things to order from the Whataburger secret menu.

1. Every Whataburger Combo You Can Imagine

At Whataburger, you can get literally anything put between those two buns. Be it any combination of regular toppings like cheese, ketchup, mustard, pickles, onions, lettuce, and tomato or something radically different, if you ask you shall receive.

The sky is the limit here, so get creative at this beloved burger joint. Want a double meat Whataburger? Sure! Those two beef patties are two little tastes of heaven. Want French fries on your burger? Go for it.

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2. Whataburger Veggie Sandwich

So you can technically order a veggie sandwich or burger at any fast food joint and they'll give you a burger with no patty in the middle. But where's the fun in that?

Whataburger heard your plea, Texans, and instead of merely vegetables, they generously put a hashbrown patty in there for you to enjoy.

3. Grilled Cheese Sandwich

There are those off days when you need a cheese Whataburger item, but you don't want a cheeseburger. For those times, try a grilled cheese. American cheese melted between Texas toast is a classic you can't go wrong with. You can get grilled vegetables in there too if you're feeling healthy.

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Plus, they'll only charge you for cheese and toast so it's super cheap. Take that McDonald's, you never gave us any grilled cheeses.

4. The Hulk

The Hulk is a beautiful, radioactive-colored drink that is so popular it has an active social media fan base.

Although this drink can technically be made anywhere Powerade and Vault soda are both available, only at Whataburger can you order it by name. Will the green color stain your tongue? Guess you'll have to find out. 

5. The Triple Triple

Technically In-N-Out Burger holds a trademark over the name Double Double, but that doesn't mean that you can't get the equivalent and the Triple Triple at Whataburger. They just haven't come up with a better name yet, so make sure to not say it too loudly when you order.

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Remember the suggestion of two beef patties from earlier? This is the real star of the show, so feel free to pile on the veggies and cheese. One time, someone even added onion rings to their double double cheeseburger and it was a beautiful sight to see.

6. Chicken n' Pancakes

Chicken and waffles is a classic, but why not try chicken and pancakes. Whataburger found the combination so satisfying that they even put it on their secret menu.

Can you say, "Hello, brunch!" Who needs a biscuit sandwich when you can have one of the South's most favorite delicacies?

7. Honey BBQ Chicken Strip Sandwich

This Whataburger secret menu item is so popular that it has its own Facebook campaign to make it an official menu item. When you combine the honey butter chicken biscuit with anything, it's hard to go wrong. However, at this point, you can only enjoy it if you're lucky enough to come across a Whataburger that is stocking BBQ sauce.

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However, if they don't have barbecue sauce, don't fret! Ask what other seasonal sauce or ingredients they have and use your imagination to create your own special version of the fast-food chain's best secret sandwich.

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This article was originally published on September 18, 2019.

READ MORE: Visit the Original Whataburger in Corpus Christi, Texas.

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