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Whataburger opened this week in Las Vegas, Nevada, in a restaurant co-loated with Parry's Pizzeria & Taproom. Both are franchised by the Panda Restaurant Group.

Whataburger makes its first bet on Las Vegas

Franchisee Panda Restaurant Group opens unit in two-story location on The Strip, co-located with Parry’s Pizzeria & Taphouse

Whataburger Inc., the burger brand, has opened its first restaurant in Nevada, debuting a two-story restaurant on The Strip that is co-located with a Parry's Pizzeria & Taphouse.

The San Antonio, Texas-based company said the Whataburger at 3752 S. Las Vegas Blvd. marks the brand's westernmost location and the brand’s 15th state. The company has more than 1,000 restaurants systemwide.

Adjoining the Waldorf Astoria, the unit was the first unit opened by franchisee Panda Restaurant Group.

“As the city that never sleeps, and a brand that is open 24/7, it only made sense to bring a Whataburger to The Strip,” said Ed Nelson, Whataburger’s president and CEO, in a statement.

It is co-located with Parry's Pizzeria & Taphouse and will be open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Panda Restaurant Group also franchises the Parry’s brand.

Parry's Pizzeria & Taphouse in Las Vegas offers slices, 14 signature pies, never-frozen chicken wings, stromboli, cocktails and 120 beers on draft, with a focus on craft offerings. Parry’s first opened its doors in suburban Denver, Colo., in 2007.

Brandon Strickland, Panda Restaurant Group’s director of operation, said: “We are proud to be partnering with such a beloved restaurant brand, Whataburger, marrying our shared commitment to best-in-class operations and delicious, quality menu offerings.”

Whataburger was founded in 1950. The family-owned company in 2019 sold a majority interest to Chicago-based merchant bank BDT Capital Partners. Panda Restaurant Group operates the Panda Express concept.

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