Video: Harvey first responder tries Whataburger for the first time

Whataburger tweeted the moment a New York responder tried their classic double meat burger

By Deanna Boyd
Fort Worth Star-Telegram

HOUSTON — What happens when you introduce a firefighter from the Big Apple to a big Texas favorite — the Whataburger?

A big thumbs up.

“These Texas guys want to tell me that this is the burger - this is the official Texas burger,” remarked Thomas Carrera, a disbelieving New York City fire lieutenant in the state helping with Hurricane Harvey efforts. “I don’t think so but we’re going to see right now.”

A now viral video, shared on social media Saturday by Whataburger, captures Carrera’s first impressions.

From his amazement at the burger’s size: “It’s a double? Ahhh. Everything’s big in Texas, right?”

To his first bite, “Mmmmm. That is a good burger. Mustard? Unbelievable. Wow.”

Just wait until he tries our salsa.

Whataburger had pledged nearly $2 million in Harvey recovery efforts, including a $150,000 donation to the Red Cross and half-a-million to food banks serving those impacted by the storm.

Copyright 2017 Fort Worth Star-Telegram


While serving first responders, we ran into a NYer who got his first sweet taste of Whataburger.

Posted by Whataburger on Sunday, September 3, 2017


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