Patrick Mahomes brings love of Whataburger to Missouri and Kansas

A sign for a 24 hour Whataburger is seen in Phoenix Arizona. (Photo by Epics/Getty Images)
A sign for a 24 hour Whataburger is seen in Phoenix Arizona. (Photo by Epics/Getty Images) /

K.C. Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has already put down some very impressive roots in the Kansas City area. From minority ownership stakes in both the Kansas City Royals and Sporting KC franchises to the establishment of his youth-focused charitable foundation in 15 & The Mahomies, Mahomes has ingratiated himself quite nicely into the region.

With his latest venture, he refers to Kansas City as his second home as he delivers a serious love from his first home by by going in with a local ownership group to bring as many as 30 Whataburger restaurants throughout Kansas and Missouri, with the greatest concentration in the K.C. area.

Mahomes was already set to bring the burger franchise to the region after trying to build a long-term bridge from the Texas-based restaurant chain to Kansas City. Originally a few franchises were going to come into the area, but now the expansion has taken on a much greater picture.

It wasn’t too long ago that Mahomes was making his case in Tweets to the company that he wanted to bring Whataburger to the region, although the company’s position at the time was that such northward expansion wasn’t in the plans.

Given the turnaround in Whataburger’s posture toward Mahomes wishes in recent years, fans can only wonder if the star quarterback might have the same sort of power to draw a franchise for the National Basketball Association into the region. Mahomes has been championing the idea of bringing an NBA team to K.C. but there are several hurdles in the way and other cities to fight for a team as well.

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