OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (WDAF) — The first Whataburger in Kansas will open its doors in Overland Park on Monday.

The restaurant chain announced the third Kansas City-area location and the first one in Kansas will open on March 7 at 11 a.m.

“We’re grateful for the amazing reception our first two Kansas City-area restaurants have received,” Whataburger Senior Area Coach Mike Garza said. “We’re excited to open our first Whataburger in Kansas as we continue to grow in the region.”

The lobby of the new Overland Park location, 8420 W 135th Street, will be open from 6 a.m. to midnight and the drive-thru will operate 24/7.

The first two metro locations opened in Lee’s Summit and Independence in November last year.

Three more corporate-owned stores and five through the KMO Burger franchise, which partners with Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, are in the plans for 2022 and three more in 2023.

Current locations

  • 18902 E US 50 Highway, Independence, Missouri
  • 1460 NE Douglas Street, Lee’s Summit, Missouri
  •  8420 W 135th Street, Overland Park, Kansas (open’s Monday)

Future locations

  • 905 Hwy 7, Blue Springs, Missouri – Spring 2022
  • 1078- Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas – Spring 2022
  • 1921 W Foxwood Drive, Raymore, Missouri – Summer 2022
  • 11300 Nall Avenue, Overland Park, Kansas – Summer 2022
  • 400 NW Barry Road, Kansas City, Missouri – Summer 2022
  • Southwest corner 159th St and Hwy 69, Overland Park, Kansas – Summer 2022
  • 9505 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, Kansas – Fall 2022
  • Southeast corner I-435 & Bannister Rd, Kansas City, Missouri – Fall 2022
  • 14123 W 135th Street, Olathe, Kansas – 2023
  • 9100 Block MO-45, Parkville, Missouri – 2023
  • Highway 152 & North Booth Ave, Kansas City, Missouri – 2023