This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes asked, and Whataburger answered. That’s how the Kansas City metro became home to some of the newest Whataburger locations.

Now Mahomes is putting his money where his mouth is.

Whataburger announced that QB1 is part of the new KMO Burger investor group.

“I love Kansas City and I love Whataburger,” Mahomes said. “I’m excited to help bring a gift from my first home to my second home.”

KMO plans to open 30 Whataburger locations over the next seven years. The restaurants will be located from Wichita, Kansas to St. Joseph, Missouri. It also includes additional Whataburger locations in Kansas City, Missouri.

The first Whataburger locations owned by this new investor group will open in 2022 at these locations:

  • 152 Highway and North Booth Avenue, Kansas City, MO
  • 400 NW Barry Road, Kansas City, MO

These locations are in addition to Whataburger locations that have already been announced in Overland Park, Blue Springs and Independence.

In addition to new restaurants, Whataburger said it will hire more than 500 people for the locations opening this year. Hiring for Restaurant Managers, Team Leaders and Team Members is underway.