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Whataburger Opens In Fayetteville; People Lose Their Minds

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Nothing was the same

In what must be the biggest boon to Razorback recruiting since the completion of I-540 back in the '90s, Whataburger has opened in Fayetteville.

Based on the grand reception by the general populace, one might think this is the first time ground beef patty sandwiches have made their way to the Ozarks. Not the case, though, not the case. A quick cruise through town, including on the very street that houses Whataburger, reveals there are in fact several different locations in which a person can purchase one of seemingly endless varieties of burger.

However, that did not prevent the local populace from embracing the arrival of the Texas-based chain:

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That's right, not only are there city-organized traffic patterns special to the opening, not one not two not three but FOUR local policemen are directing traffic and will continue to do so for "weeks".

Here's an example of the line along the road from this afternoon when the heat index was near 100 degrees.

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It's a good thing the place is open 24 hours because that's about how long you will have to wait in line.

Do a twitter search for "fayetteville whataburger" and you'll see the excitement, especially from the students hailing from the DFW area including some Razorback athletes.

If this is any indication, we may need the National Guard to come in to handle the Raising Cane's opening in a couple of weeks.