What-a-bummer: Whataburger pulls white buns from stores


A Double-Double Cheeseburger Combo with Animal Style French Fries is arranged for a photograph at an In-N-Out Burger restaurant in Fort Worth, Texas on October 24, 2016.

The Whataburger and Raising Cane's chains removed white buns and Texas toast from some restaurants Wednesday as a bun and bread crisis continues to plague Texas restaurants.

Lang added: 'We chose to close all of our Texas stores until we are confident that we can serve our normal high quality bun'.

"At Raising Cane's, we never sacrifice quality and because of this, our Texas restaurants are regrettably not serving our Texas toast".

The chain says it is not a food safety issue but rather the current product isn't meeting the company's "high-quality standards". "The 4-inch buns for the Whataburger Jr. and Texas Toast will follow very soon".

Lang said fresh buns were being shipped to the Texas locations Wednesday and that the In-N-Out locations were expected to open within a 24-hour period.

The news comes as In-N-Out reopened its Texas burger restaurants following a problem with its buns.

Customers can get a substitute of another side item or an additional chicken finger in lieu of the toast. When asked if Whataburger used the same supplier, the spokesperson said they could not answer.

Whataburger officials released a statement that reads, in part: "We voluntarily removed white buns and Texas Toast from some of our restaurants in the DFW area, East and West Texas, Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas because of a quality issue with one of our suppliers".

Customers could get any burger or sandwich on a wheat bun, flour tortilla or bun-less at no extra charge, the company said.

The company apologized for any inconvenience.