WOODSTOCK, Ga. — Fans of the famed Texas cheeseburger fast-food chain Whataburger will be lining up at its new Woodstock location set to open Thursday morning -- and police are saying to expect "heavy" traffic delays.
The new location opening at Highway 92 near Indian Valley Drive will open Thursday at 11 a.m. Woodstock Police alerted drivers in the area that there will be backups in the far right lane of Highway 92 for those trying to pull into the restaurant's drive-thru.
Police said that "limited backups" will be allowed in the area, as long as cars aren't blocking intersections or other businesses nearby. If those backups do end up becoming too severe, police said they will force those cars to move along past the restaurant.
For those coming from the east side of Woodstock wanting to eat at the restaurant on its grand opening, police said they will need to make a U-turn at Parkway 575 in order to get into the line.
Woodstock PD said that drivers should plan alternate routes if they are not headed to the restaurant. The delays are expected to last for at least the next week, police said.
Late last year, the location in Kennesaw opened -- the first in the state.
The burger chain also announced plans for 7 other locations throughout the metro in 2023. Whataburger also said it is projected to open more than 50 locations over the next seven years.
Below are the locations it has announced so far:
- 503 Lakeland Plaza, Cumming, Ga. 30040
- 2925 Buford Dr, Buford, Ga. 30519
- 900 Pavilion Pkwy, Monroe, Ga. 30656
- 10106 Alcovy Rd, Covington, Ga. 30014
- 3201 Atlanta Hwy, Athens, Ga. 30606
- SEQ – Scenic Hwy N & North Rd SW, Snellville, Ga. 30078
- 15 Wallace Blvd, Dawsonville, Ga. 30534