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Whataburger recently confirmed the availability of secret menu items and the best tactics to order them.

As a testament to our deep love for Whataburger in the South, the source of this exciting information is Southern Living, a respected and long-running, almost boujie publication. Their annual cookbooks are a must-buy, and I must confess that I have several, some over 20 years old. Nobody has an Italian Cream Cake recipe as good as Southern Living.

So what are these not-so-secret menu items? They include the self-explanatory "Grilled Cheese with Grilled Vegetables," which sounds perfect for plant-based diets and during Lent.

There's a twist on chicken and waffles: order Whatachick'n Strips and Pancakes (only available during breakfast hours). Also during breakfast, make your Breakfast on a Bun Ranchero-style by adding salsa and jalapenos. And finally, because the Ketos came in and changed the food landscape forever, you can order a bun-less Whataburger and add bacon for your keto salad, which is mostly meat and cheese. Maybe Ketos have the right idea after all.

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And here's some great advice from Southern Living, because of course they added in a note on etiquette:

Just be polite whenever you order anything off-menu, because these less-common items can take a little more effort for staff to throw together.

Whataburger has a whopping 670 stores across the great country, I mean state, of Texas, and with their extended hours, there's plenty of time and places to try a secret menu item from Texas' beloved burger chain.

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