PACE — Recently, 22 Whataburger restaurant teams, including the one in Pace, advanced as finalists in the biennial companywide competition known as WhataGames. These teams defeated more than 800 restaurants across Whataburger’s 10-state footprint. 

Winning teams are competing for the chance to bring home their share of a $250,000 prize pool, plus bragging rights as 2019 WhataGames Champions. If Pace competitors win, they could score $5,000 in cash per person.

Here are more WhataGames facts:

• It’s not just about making burgers. Teams have to become experts on Whataburger history, operational procedures, technical tactics and company knowledge.

• The competition starts almost a year before finals. Impromptu inspections throughout the year contribute to a restaurant team’s score and can make or break their chances at victory.

• Next week, during the finals round in Houston, teams compete in three days of ultra-challenging competitions to prove they have what it takes to be named champion.

• It’s intense. Have you ever wondered exactly how much a perfect order of fries is supposed to weigh? These teams are put through the ringer during a simulated restaurant rush where they have to get it not just right, but exactly right. This precision is all part of the “What a burger!” vision Harmon Dobson had for the company when he founded it almost 70 years ago.

It took a lot for the Pace team to advance, but the competition is far from over. Go to https://stories.whataburger.com/winning-at-whataburger/ to learn more about WhataGames and what it takes to win. See #WhataGames on Instagram and Snapchat for real-time, behind-the-scenes footage.