1% Of Texans Have Never Heard Of Whataburger, Says Political Study
By Anna Gallegos
September 30, 2020
A university out of Massachusetts polled Texas voters about how they feel about the upcoming election and, much more interestingly, what they think about famous names around the state.
The poll by the University of Massachusetts at Lowell found that 1% of likely Texas voters have never heard of Whataburger. Out of the 99% who know what Whataburger is, 84% rated it favorably to make it one of the most beloved Texas brands in the poll.
The only other Texas favorite that comes close to Whataburger is H-E-B. The poll found that 81% of Texans view the supermarket chain as favorable. UMass Lowell's study doesn't say what part of Texas the poll participants are from, but this writer suspects that the 2% of people who dislike H-E-B are from El Paso since the store so cruelly cut far West Texas off of its soda cans.
To the dismay of California transplants, only 49% of Texans view In-N-Out burger favorably. That's no surprise considering how attached the Lone Star State is to Whataburger.
The shocking part of the study is that 10% of Texans do not know of the liquid gold known as queso.
Texas athletes didn't fair as well as Tex-Mex in the poll. Mark Cuban and Jerry Jones are the best known sports figures in the state with less than 20% of Texans saying they've never heard of them. Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott is the most liked of the athletes mentioned with 32% saying they had a favorable opinion of him and another 28% saying they had no opinion.
Texas is truly a football state because non-football players weren't well recognized. Only 40% of respondents said they knew who Dallas Maverick Luka Doncic is. Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn gets no love with only 30% of Texans recognizing his name.