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  1. Harmon Archibald Dobson (October 8, 1913 – April 11, 1967) was an American entrepreneur best known as one of the founders of the fast food chain Whataburger. Dobson was involved in the early growth of the franchise from 1950 until his death in an airplane crash in 1967.

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  3. Harmon Dobson - Wikipedia

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    Harmon Archibald Dobson (October 8, 1913 – April 11, 1967) was an American entrepreneur best known as one of the founders of the fast food chain Whataburger. Dobson was involved in the early growth of the franchise from 1950 until his death in an airplane crash in 1967.

  4. Our History: The Whataburger Story

    stories.whataburger.com/our-history-the-whataburger-story

    In 1955, Harmon married Grace Williamson and they became Whataburger's “First Couple.”. Together, they raised three children: Hugh, Lynne and Tom. By the end of the decade, Harmon would open Whataburger #21 in Pensacola, Florida. It was the first Whataburger restaurant outside the state of Texas.

  5. Dobson family - Forbes

    www.forbes.com/profile/dobson

    About Dobson family The Dobson family owns Whataburger, a fast food chain with more than 770 locations primarily in southern American states from Arizona to Florida. The company was founded by...

  6. Whatalife: Harmon Dobson, the Founder of Whataburger

    stmuscholars.org/whatalife-harmon-dobson-and-how-he-founded-whataburger

    Harmon Dobson founded this famous Texas hot spot in 1950. Little did he know that he was going to be the founder of an epic fast food restaurant. Dobson’s journey started when he left Arkansas for Texas in 1950. The main reason for the move was for oil.

  7. Harmon Dobson was the founder of WHATABURGER Inc. He started his first establishment in 1950 as a large "wooden box" stand. Today, more than seven-hundred of the distinctive orange and white WHATABURGER restaurants can be found in eleven states, and total more than $1billion is sales annually. In 1955, Harmon married Grace Williamson.

  8. Lady Grace and the Whataburger Legend - Texasliving

    txliving.com/lady-grace-and-the-whataburger-legend

    While her husband, Harmon Dobson, was the one who launched the first Whataburger, it was Lady Grace who clung tightly to her husband’s legacy through terrible trials and tragedies. When everyone told Grace to just let go, the love of her husband and the desire to honor a promise propelled her forward into uncharted territory as she fought to keep the Whataburger legacy alive.

  9. Who owns Whataburger? | The US Sun

    www.the-sun.com/money/4074858/who-owns-whataburger

    The Dobson family made the majority of their money from the Whataburger franchise. In 2015, they were named one of America's richest families by Forbes with an estimated net worth of $1billion. Tom Dobson serves as chairman while his siblings sit on the Whataburger board.

  10. Whataburger Founding Family Sells Majority Share of Texas Chain -...

    www.newsweek.com/whataburger-founding-family-sells-majority-share-texas-chain...

    The company was founded by Harmon Dobson in 1950 and later inherited by his children—Tom, Hugh and Lynne. Tom Dobson has served as board chairman, while his siblings sat on the Whataburger...

  11. The first Whataburger was served 66 years ago today in South...

    www.mysanantonio.com/business/article/The-first-Whataburger-was-served-66...

    Harmon Dobson, a "young entrepreneur" who made his start in life shipbuilding, oil drilling and diamond training, was the man behind the burgers. He kicked off New Year's Day 1950 with a journal...

  12. 10 Things You Didn't Know About Whataburger - Wide Open Country

    www.wideopencountry.com/10-interesting-whataburger-facts-didnt-know

    Dobson's passion for flying inspired the iconic orange and white stripes. He liked the idea of being able to spot his restaurants from the sky, so he opened the first of what we now know as the...