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Old Posted Nov 22, 2008, 5:18 PM
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Maybe SA will get a neat flagship whataburger like the one in CC.
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Kind of like the way Phoenix tried to steal USAA. Companies move; get use to it. HEB didn't start in Corpus. And hurricanes are a valid reason to move. Try running a corporate HQs when your county is cordoned off. Few employees and limited power provided by generators, even for two or three weeks, seems a very good reason to leave. I saw it first hand during the IKE recovery in the Golden Triangle. I spoke to one CEO. He said, "I've thought about moving the company further inland." I'm sure y'all can guess my suggestion. I doubt they will leave anytime soon, which is good since the region really needs this company. I feel bad for CC, but I think Dobson is using better reasoning than Stephenson, for moving his company. %@** we lost Fuddruckers.

SAT is significantly larger than CRP. It's one of the fastest growing airports in the country and offers a good amount of direct flights, especially when you consider the proximity of DFW, DAL, and IAT.



HEB may not have started in Corpus but their headquarters used to be in Corpus before they moved to San Antonio
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Luby's used to be based in San Antonio and now they are in Houston
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%@** we lost Fuddruckers.
Fuddruckers hq is in Austin now. At least it's still in Texas.
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wow, I just had the strangest dream. It was about Whataburger agreeing to build a 900-ft, 75-story tower downtown. Only it was bright blue stucco and the roof was shaped like a giant W with orange and white stripes. . .

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I still wonder why DQ won't just move its headquarters to Texas. We have the largest ammount of DQ franchises in the nation right here in Texas.

Ironically however DQ didn't start in Texas as most genuine Texans assume it did...try Chicago.
I think we've got more than enough QUEENS in Texas thank you!

Good news for SA
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Luby's used to be based in San Antonio and now they are in Houston
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I can see it in Dallas, a huge, neon outlined W gracing some 1200 foot tower near thanksgiving square

Anyway good for SA sure it makes the luby's and AT&T sting feel better.

oh, and Im planning to go boost the whataburgerian economy right now, im up for a good cheeseburger.
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I wish we would take southwest airlines from dallas that would make me feel better
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Old Posted Nov 22, 2008, 10:15 PM
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Forget Luby's, I want LaQuinta back!
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wow, I just had the strangest dream. It was about Whataburger agreeing to build a 900-ft, 75-story tower downtown. Only it was bright blue stucco and the roof was shaped like a giant W with orange and white stripes. . .

Was it edible????
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Old Posted Nov 22, 2008, 10:38 PM
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Does anyone else think this is a prime opportunity for the city to negotiate with Whataburger so that a downtown HQ is possible. Maybe sell them some city owned land for cheap?
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Does anyone else think this is a prime opportunity for the city to negotiate with Whataburger so that a downtown HQ is possible. Maybe sell them some city owned land for cheap?
They will probably build at Ridgewood Park, the same corporate office park Tesoro is buidling at. PurinaCare (new pet insurance company from Purina) recently opened their hq in Stone Oak.

Church's Chicken also started in SA.
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Don't forget Frito's.

Do they really need to build a headquarters? There has got to be a some contiguous Class A or B space perfect for 250 folks already existing.

But I agree, steal from Dallas, Austin or Houston whenever possible.
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While it is kinda nice that they're moving to a much more central location, it's kinda sad because they started in Corpus, their flagship store is in Corpus, and also I lived in Corpus for about 5 years so I sort of grew up with Whataburger.

And now the ketchup packets will say San Antonio instead of Corpus. Better stock up.
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If I had a choice, I'd go to Whataburger before Luby's.

HEB is tacking on the places I frequent. HEB, Jim's and now Whataburger. Any others? I have AT&T for my internet and phone, but we'll not talk about that.

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Does anyone else think this is a prime opportunity for the city to negotiate with Whataburger so that a downtown HQ is possible. Maybe sell them some city owned land for cheap?
YES! And it must have a Whataburger "lounge" open to the public on the 90th floor with of course a Whataburger restaurant up there. What-a-view! Seriously, the city should totally court them.
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Yeah I don't go to Luby's but I do like Jim's I don't use AT&T I use my dads telephone company called Westel based here in Austin
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Also San Antonio has Bill Miller bbq
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Old Posted Nov 23, 2008, 5:53 AM
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SA is also now the HQ for Grandy's.
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Don't forget Souper Salad.

It'd be cool to see New Braunfels or one of the northeast suburbs like Schertz attract a large company. It only makes sense considering a company located along I-35 could potentially have the workforce of two large metros to pull from.
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