KANSAS CITY, Mo. — There will soon be a dozen Whataburger locations in the Kansas City area when the newest restaurant opens next week.

Franchise KMO Burger, which Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has invested in, announced it will open a new Whataburger near Liberty.

The new restaurant is located near Highway 152 and N. Booth Avenue.

A company spokesperson said the new location will open at 11 a.m. Monday with 24/7 drive-thru service only for now.

The restaurant plans to roll out dining room access, curbside pickup, online ordering and delivery in the coming weeks, the company said.

Whataburger has previously said it chooses to start as drive-thru only at locations where it anticipates long lines of customers.

This newest Northland location will have a special nod to one of its investors. The restaurant will feature a Chiefs game day jersey and a plaque showcasing the number 15 — Mahomes’ jersey number.

Other Whataburger locations

This will be the Kansas City-area’s 12th Whataburger location.

KMO Burger already operates two other Northland locations, one that just opened in June near Interstate 29 and Highway 152 and another at N.W Barry Road and Highway 169.

The franchise also has two locations in Overland Park — one at U.S. 69 Highway and West 159th Street, and one near 112th Street and Nall Avenue — and another near the Legends in Kansas City, Kansas

KMO said it plans to open 30 Whataburger restaurants in the next seven years. 

Whataburger also has corporate-owned locations at 95th Street and Metcalf Avenue plus 135th Street and Antioch Road in Overland Park, Kansas, as well as RaymoreLee’s SummitIndependence and Blue Springs in Missouri.

Here are a few other Whataburger locations previously announced, all originally slated for 2023 openings:

  • I-435 and Bannister Road, Kansas City, Missouri
  • 14123 W. 135th St., Olathe, Kansas
  • Highway 45 and Highway 9, Parkville, Missouri