Whataburger Gluten-Free Menu

Here is the complete Whataburger Gluten-Free menu. They don’t have a lot, and there is no gluten-free bun option. You should be able to ask for some of their burgers without the bun and it will come deconstructed as they do not have lettuce wraps. Otherwise, there are a few other items and sides that are gluten-free to eat.

Whataburger Gluten-Free Menu 2020

Be careful of cross-contamination with anything like french fries, hash browns, etc. They use the same fryers for everything.

  • Burgers (No gluten-free bun option but feel free to ask for a burger without the bun.)
  • Hash Brown Sticks
  • Apple Slices
  • French Fries
  • Apple & Cranberry Salad
  • Garden Salad
  • Fruit Chew
  • Chocolate Shake
  • Strawberry Shake
  • Vanilla Shake
  • Simply Orange® Orange Juice
  • Chocolate Milk Low Fat 1%
  • Coffee, Decaf Colombian
  • Tea, Sweet

Whataburger History

Whataburger is a fast-food restaurant chain that was formed in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1950. The original founder was Harmon Dobson. The fifties were a golden age for drive-in restaurants since American vehicles were just starting to come back on the roads after enduring a recession and oil shortage a decade earlier. Harmon’s tiny burger stall stood out from the rest by providing something new that people had never experienced before. His burgers were so big that customers had to hold them with both hands to consume. It’s estimated that they measured 5 inches in length.

The idea became an instant success and Dobson soon began to grow the enterprise and expand to other markets. Harmon later married his longtime girlfriend Grace Williamson in 1955 with the two becoming Whataburger’s “First Couple”. By the end of that decade, the restaurant had more than 20 locations and also opened its first restaurant outside Texas State in Pensacola, Florida.

On August 8, 2000, the restaurant marked its 50th anniversary with close to 575 restaurants in operation and tons of ardent fans all across the country. In 2001, Texas 77th Legislature officially recognized Whataburger as a “Texas Treasure”. Recently, they added new items to their menu including the Honey BBQ Chicken Strip Sandwich and Patty Melt.

The company is still family-owned and managed with each restaurant fully equipped to provide quality food. Their burgers are still made fresh and ready to order. They use 100% pure beef which is served on a big, toasted, 5-inch bun. Customers can still expect to be greeted with a smile 24/7, seven days a week. While the restaurant continues to serve hot, fresh delicacies at their more than 790 stores spread across the country, the original burger stall in Corpus Christi is still very much entrenched in the company’s heart. Nowadays, Whataburger is a recognized brand with outlets all around the country from Florida to Arizona. Their burgers are not just big but delicious as well.

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Summary

Whataburger does have a few things to eat that are gluten-free, and you could ask for some of their burgers without the bun. However, they don’t really make an effort to provide any gluten-free alternatives, so they could do a lot better.

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14 thoughts on “Whataburger Gluten-Free Menu”

  1. Wish that there were better gf options. My family loves eating here but my 3 year old can’t due to gluten allergy.

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    • I completely agree with you, Betty. I never go to Whataburger because they have nothing I can eat that is gluten-free. 😦

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  2. Love eating gluten free at Whataburger, no bun, they do an excellent job of making no bun orders fresh. Never have any problems with cross-contamination.

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    • Thank you for this, I used to eat there a lot and loved it but then I was diagnosed with celiacs.. Ive really missed whataburger but figured that cross contamination would be bad.. I am glad to hear you have no problem!

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  3. We eat at whataburger every day. The French fries are NOT gluten free, at least the whataburger we eat at. They cook the fries in the same grease that they cook the apple pies in which contaminates the fries.

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    • Thank you for this! I made an order and i asked them for gluten free, they told me they were and then i saw them drop onion rings in with my fries.. guess whataburger is not a place to eat for me.

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      • I’ve updated the post above with a bigger warning regarding the shared fryers. Thanks for taking the time to comment, it’s appreciated.

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  4. Shared fryer = not gluten free. Sad to have gone to Whataburger based on this recommendation only to realize it is not in fact gluten free. Thankful for all the people in the comments!

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    • Hey Lillie,
      Sorry to hear that. I recommend always asking when you go to a restaurant. That’s why we put a warning above in the post “Be careful of cross-contamination with anything like french fries, hash browns, etc.”

      Some franchises even do this differently under the same brand name. So it’s impossible to know and a warning is usually the best way to approach. I always ask the staff when I go to a new restaurant. But if you have any recommendations for us on how to improve the article, please let us know. Happy to make appropriate changes.

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  5. Hate to say it Brian, but if there is cross contamination, then it cannot be labeled gluten free. For some, like me, cross contamination can be the difference of vomiting, severe stomach issues, or anaphylactic shock

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    • Hey Daniel,
      Yes, I completely understand, as I’ve been there many times myself. You should always be careful with cross-contamination, especially at a place like Whataburger. That’s why it’s rated 1 star as I would personally never go there. We have all sorts of gluten-free people that visit this blog. Some have minor gluten sensitivity, some have extreme sensitivity, and some have Celiac Disease. When it comes to eating out, I always recommend asking the place you are eating if they share fryers, are they changing gloves, how are the ingredients stored, etc. Hope that helps!

      I also updated the post above with a bigger warning about the shared fryers. I appreciate you taking the time to comment.

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