Mahomes likes ketchup on his steak and that means Kansas City might get a Whataburger

Dan Weinbaum
November 16, 2018 - 12:44 pm

Jay Biggerstaff / USA TODAY Sports


It all started with ketchup.  On a steak.

Somehow, word got out that Patrick Mahomes, the new gunslinger for the Kansas City Chiefs, likes to put ketchup on his steaks.  The practice of which is some kind of faux pas in Kansas City. 

Then, not to miss out on a nice marketing opportunity, Heinz (of the 57 varieties) offers the record breaking Chiefs' quarterback a deal. 

If Mahomes can get 57 touchdowns, the company will drench him in ketchup for life.


This is how things escalate.  Standout Kansas City burger maker Westport Flea Market takes 'offense' to a Pittsburgh company dictating when Mahomes can get ketchup, and offers free food and all the ketchup he can pour.

THEN... here comes Whataburger.  The beloved burger chain based in San Antonio, Texas offers to send Mahomes some of its fancy ketchup.  

Mahomes is quite familiar with Whataburger having grown up in east Texas and having played college football for Texas Tech. Those of us in Kansas City... not so much.  The closest Whataburger to KC is down in Tulsa.

So, Mahomes says what he really wants is a Whataburger Restaurant in KC.

And now it's become a thing on the internet. 


But, we're not sure even Mahomes' star power can land a Whataburger in Kansas City.  Afterall... Jon Wier, Rod Babcock and myself took a roadtrip to Tulsa to lobby the chain... and to eat.

And we also asked nicely on Twitter that they come open up here in Kansas City.  We're still waiting for a tweet back.

Meantime, Mahomes gets his first (of what will likely be many) cover of Sports Illustrated. So, there's plenty of folks who don't care what he puts on his steak. 




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