Whataburger is planning to build its first Sumner County location in Gallatin.
The popular burger chain is seeking approval to build a 3,751-square-foot restaurant on 1.28 acres located at 1123 Nashville Pike next to Fifth Third Bank and directly across from Walmart, according to plans submitted to the city’s planning department.
“This is one of the more modern Whataburgers that is the latest prototype,” Assistant City Planner Josh King told members of the Gallatin Planning Commission earlier this month about the design of the proposed restaurant.
The San Antonio-based company announced its return to Tennessee last year with a location on Old Hickory Boulevard in Hermitage, which is expected to open later this fall.
According to an online job listing posted in late October, Whataburger was also looking to hire a general manager in Gallatin in addition to Lebanon, Madison and Murfreesboro.
“We’re always excited to hear we have so many fans across the country, and we are looking to open restaurants in Tennessee, Kansas City and our existing markets as part of future expansion plans,” Whataburger Senior Vice President of Real Estate James Turcotte said in a prepared statement about the company’s expansion plans last summer.
Founded in 1950, Whataburger has more than 830 restaurants across 10 states. The company employs 45,000 workers and boasts more than $2 billion in sales annually.
If approved, construction of Whataburger’s Gallatin location is estimated to begin in August and would be completed in February 2022, according to plans for the development.