Whataburger to shutter units in Central Fla.

CORPUS CHRISTI Texas Whataburger Restaurants LP said Tuesday it plans to close 18 stores at the end of the month, including 14 in Central Florida, which marks a complete retrenchment in an area where the company just four years ago had anticipated steady growth.

The Central Florida restaurants include five units each in the Tampa and Orlando markets and four in the Gainesville-Ocala market.

Pam Cox, group director of communications for

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