Join The Family

Whataburger® of East Texas prides itself on running a business based on honesty, integrity and respect. If you share these principles and are looking for an exciting career full of challenges and opportunity, then submit your application today. We will train you for success and help you to build a well-paying and gratifying career.

Browse the job descriptions listed below and apply for the position you think suits you best. From entry level Team Member to Area Supervisor, we will provide the work environment for your success.

Apply for Team Member Position

Job Descriptions

Team Leader
An hourly position where you'll perform a lead role in overseeing and operating workstations. Strong leadership and supervisory skills are necessary. You must be at least 18 years old.Back To Top


This is the first level, hourly management position, with full responsibility for the operation of a single-unit restaurant in the Restaurant Manager's absence. The primary responsibilities are to perform management and administrative duties with secondary responsibility for supervising workstation operations. Individuals provide significant contributions in the development and implementation of tactics for optimizing restaurant sales and profits as well as ensure compliance with all company standards, policies and procedures. This is an entry level position that starts at $600 per week for 47 hours.

Back To Top

General Manager
This is the top management position of a single-unit restaurant with full responsibility for the efficient management and operation of the restaurant in compliance with Company standards, policies and procedures. Restaurant Managers develop and implement tactics for optimizing restaurant sales and profit and participate in image building activities within the local community. Base pay ranges from $35,000 to $40,000 per year. Bonus is based on guest service and profit performance, and averages approximately $9,000 per year. Back To Top

Area Manager
This is a multi-unit management position with responsibility for 4-8 restaurants within a designated area. This position is responsible for communicating and supporting the organization's vision and challenging management to strive for continuous improvement in all facets of the business. Area Managers are accountable for developing self-reliant Restaurant Managers who achieve high levels of performance in all operational areas in compliance with Company standards, policies and procedures. Base pay ranges from $60,000 to $75,000 per year. Bonus is based on guest service and profit performance.Back To Top

  • Competitive Weekly Pay
  • Flexible pay options “Direct Deposit or Pay-Card”
  • 401(k) Savings Plan
  • Paid vacation
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Whataburger Family Foundation and Scholarships Program
  • Quality Meal Program – discounts on the best food in town (based on eligibility)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Opportunities for Career Development and Growth

Assistant Manager and above also receive the following (based on eligibility):

  • Sick Days
  • Christmas bonus

Back To Top


"Working for Whataburger of East Texas has given me opportunities that I never imagined."
– Sara Grigsby,
Senior Manager

"It feels great to work for a company with such a long history in the community and one that is so well respected."
– Joe Davis,
Regional Marketing Manager

"I’m treated with respect at Whataburger. They trained me well and then gave me the opportunities to move ahead."
– Sue Lane,
Store Manager

"Whataburger of East Texas is sort of like a family. Much is expected, but much is given."
– Dan West,
Store Manager