October 17, 2019

Funds to help rebuild school’s computer lab damaged by the recent flood

RUSK, Texas – On Tuesday, Oct. 22, Whataburger invites the Rusk, Alto and the surrounding communities to join them in supporting Alto Middle School by enjoying their favorite menu items. From 5 to 8 p.m., 20 percent of Whataburger’s sales will be donated to help rebuild the school’s computer lab and purchase much needed teacher supplies.

Back in April, Alto Middle School was struck by the tornado which severely damaged the building’s roof. Unfortunately, repairs were not completed by August when the building was hit with strong winds and rain causing flooding around the building, damaging the computer lab. High priority items needed include shelves, computers, projectors, white boards, smart boards and teaching supplies.

“Alto Middle School has weathered through several unpredictable weather conditions, and at Whataburger, we believe in giving back to a neighbor in need. The Oh Whata Night fundraiser is a way for Whataburger and our local community members to join together and help our local teachers and educators obtain the materials they need,” said Whataburger Franchisee Billy Hablinski. “We look forward to raising funds that benefit our area’s middle school students and provide them with a computer lab that helps them reach their full potential.”

Hablinski Investments has been proudly serving the Rusk community since 1992.

Whataburger has focused on its fresh, made-to-order burgers and friendly customer service since 1950 when Harmon Dobson opened the first Whataburger as a small roadside burger stand in Corpus Christi, Texas. Dobson gave his restaurant a name he hoped to hear customers say every time they took a bite of his made-to-order burgers: “What a burger!” Within the first week, people lined up around the block for his 25 cent, 100 percent beef burgers served on five-inch buns. Today, the company is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, with more than 830 locations in 10 states with sales of more than $2 billion annually.