The lengths that some people (okay, a lot of people) will go just to get their hands on a meal from a fast-food chain is truly unreal - but fascinating.

On Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 11 a.m., the first and only Whataburger in Colorado officially opened its doors and immediately began serving a hungry, anxious crowd of Coloradans, hundreds of whom seemed more determined than ever to get their fill of Colorado's latest fast-food sensation.

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While many showed up for the grand opening of the Colorado Springs Whataburger on Feb. 23 - located at 1310 Interquest Parkway - nobody was more dedicated to the Texas-based burger chain's grand opening than Chris Miller.

Miller, a Texas native who moved to Colorado Springs from Lubbock, TX parked himself in line at the new Colorado Whataburger... four days before the restaurant would open for the very first time.

Miller was so determined to be the first customer at the new Colorado Springs Whataburger,  he managed to ride out sub-zero temperatures in the midst of his four-day wait - now that's dedication.

What's more? The San Antonio Express-News says that Miller even helped shovel snow outside of the restaurant during his four-day wait and was eventually on a first-name basis with the employees.

I guess it's safe to say that in the end, it was all worth it for Miller; he reportedly managed to fight off beyond freezing temps as he sat in his pickup truck by using his Whataburger scarf and space heater for warmth, all for a year's worth of free Whataburger, which was the grand prize for the first person in line.

As far as the actual Whataburger food experience is concerned, Miller and his family very much enjoyed their meals.

“Everything is wonderful,” Miller said, according to the San Antonio Express-News.

“Just like Texas. Just like home.”


What Is Whataburger?

Based in San Antonio and founded in 1950, Whataburger is a casual fast-food chain primarily known for its burgers. Whataburger has more than 870 locations in 14 states. The chain has recently begun expanding across the Kansas City area as well as in other parts of the country, including Colorado.

Until Whataburger Comes To NoCo, Try These 25 Northern Colorado Burger Joints Instead

Unfortunately, it doesn't look like we're getting an In-N-Out Burger in Northern Colorado anytime soon. Thankfully, there are tons of local burger joints you can try in the meantime. Read on to see the 25 Northern Colorado restaurants that will help fend off your In-N-Out cravings.

Northern Colorado's Biggest Food Cravings

For us living in Northern Colorado, we are extremely fortunate to have so many great food options that are sure to satisfy any and every food palate.

While we do have a wide variety of restaurants and foods to choose from, sometimes, you can't help but get a craving for something specific.

Mouth-watering, sweet (& savory), delectable, incredible - all words you can use to describe NoCo's food scene, from the restaurants themselves to actual dishes.

We asked, you delivered - we've compiled a list of just some of NoCo's biggest food cravings. What's yours?



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