Get ready, traffic is about to get dumb.
That's because the Whataburger off Maumelle Boulevard is slated to open on Tuesday.
While a company spokesman said Wednesday afternoon that an opening date had not yet been confirmed, Lt. Amy Cooper, the public information officer with the North Little Rock Police Department, said officers had been asked to assist with traffic control that day due to the restaurant opening.
The Whataburger website says the location is already open but that’s incorrect said a person who answered the phone there on Wednesday afternoon.
She said that the opening was planned for 11 a.m. on Tuesday and helpfully noted that the first customer in line would get free Whataburger for the year.
The location in North Little Rock is the second Whataburger in central Arkansas as the other is in west Little Rock near the Costco.
At that location, even with a heavy police presence, traffic was still a nightmare as cars lined for nearly one mile on the day it opened earlier this year
The Texas-based restaurant chain also has plans for other locations in central Arkansas, with another restaurant planned for Benton. There’s a total of 13 Whataburgers in the state now.
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