A Whataburger location in Austin, Texas, is shown in a handout photo provided by the company.

LOGANVILLE, Ga. — Whataburger is coming to metro Atlanta and may have its eyes on a location in Walton County.

Tomorrow’s News Today, a website that covers development in and around Atlanta, first reported Friday that the Texas-based fast food chain is planning a restaurant in Kennesaw

ToNeTo Atlanta also reported the company was “actively considering specific locations” around the east metro area and beyond, including Athens, Barrow County, Buford, Loganville and Snellville. In all, the website reported, more than two dozen locations are being considered in Georgia.

No specific location was given for the possible locations. But ToNeTo Atlanta reported that Whataburger is planning to use the property of many former restaurants like O’Charley’s, TGI Friday’s and Logan’s Roadhouse for its planned expansions into Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee.

The Kennesaw location will be at 705 Townpark Lane, where an O’Charley’s was located.

Logan’s closed early in the pandemic last year and has a vacant location on Atlanta Highway in Athens. There is a former O’Charley’s location on Scenic Highway North in Snellville.

The Georgia 316 corridor in Barrow County is getting another iconic burger place, this one more regional, as The Varsity has announced plans to locate there and off the Oconee Connector after closing its longtime home near downtown Athens earlier this year.

Whataburger has just one location in Georgia now, on U.S. 19 in Thomasville.

The company started in 1950 with a stand in Corpus Christi, Texas, and now operates more than 800 locations, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Whataburger operates in 10 states, with the closest locations to metro Atlanta in Opelika and metro Birmingham, Alabama.

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