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Cheap food alert! Texas' favorite burger goes on sale for one buck

Cheap food alert! Texas' favorite burger goes on sale for $1

Whataburger hamburger burger french fries
Fries and a drink are extra, but get a Whataburger for only $1 tonight from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Photo courtesy of Whataburger
Marene, Whataburger
Skip the drive-thru. This deal is dine-in only. Photo by Marene Gustin
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Celebrate Whataburger founder Harmon Dobson's birthday tonight.  Courtesy photo
Whataburger hamburger burger french fries
Marene, Whataburger
News_Caroline_Whataburger_logo_Feb. 2010

How has Whataburger founder Harmon Dobson's name been mostly forgotten by fast food fans? Most people can name Ray Kroc as the man who made McDonald's a global phenomenon, and who can forget Dave Thomas' commercials for Wendy's? Then there's KFC founder Colonel Harlan Sanders, whose appearance embodies Southern gentility. 

Anyway, the good people at Whataburger aren't holding our collective ignorance of their history against us. Today, to celebrate Harmon Dobson's 100th birthday, the restaurant is selling classic Whataburgers for only $1 (dine-in only, plus tax) from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. 

To collect, go to Whataburger's Facebook page and click the Get Offer link on this post. Whataburger will send a coupon to the email address associated with your Facebook account. Simply print the coupon or display it on your smartphone to get the $1 burger deal.

“When Harmon Dobson opened the first Whataburger in 1950, his vision was to create a burger so good customers couldn’t help but exclaim, ‘What a burger!’ ” Whataburger group director of corporate communications Pam Cox said in a statement. “Today would have marked Harmon’s 100th birthday and we’re celebrating by offering the original Whataburger for just $1 plus tax as a thank you to our customers for making Harmon’s vision a reality.”

Expect long lines, so bring a little patience. Maybe, take the money you saved and treat yourself to a hot apple pie.