Kansas City Whataburger Climax Cometh Amid Trump Redux

We didn't really put our full behind into blogging today if only because about 8 minutes of every newscast tonight was dedicated to hamburger advertising.

A peek at the slate . . .

Chiefs star quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who grew up in Texas and went to college at Texas Tech, made headlines three years ago when he called for Whataburger to open up franchise locations in the Kansas City area. Earlier this year, the company announced it plans to open 30 locations between Wichita and St. Joseph, MO, including the aforementioned locations in Lee's Summit and Independence, along with separate locations in Overland Park, Blue Springs and Raymore.

Those additional Kansas City-area locations and their anticipated opening dates are as follows:

    8420 W 135th St, Overland Park, Kan. – late 2021/early 2022
    905 Hwy 7, Blue Springs, Mo. – early 2022
    1921 W Foxwood Dr, Raymore, Mo. – summer 2022
    95th & Metcalf, Overland Park, Kan. – summer 2022

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news link . . .

2 KC-area Whataburgers open up this month

(KCTV) -- From Patrick Mahomes' lips to Whataburger's ears, the popular Texas-based burger restaurant is set to open up its first two locations in the Kansas City area this month. The company will open its first Kansas City-area restaurant on Monday when it opens a Whataburger on Northeast Douglas Street just south of Interstate 470 in Lee's Summit.

Somewhat related and something to chew on for close readers . . .

Federal grand jury indicts former Trump adviser Steve Bannon for contempt of Congress

A federal grand jury has returned an indictment against former Trump adviser Steve Bannon for contempt of Congress, the Justice Department announced Friday.

Exclusive audio: Trump defends threats to "hang" Pence

Former President Trump - in a taped interview with Jonathan Karl of ABC News that was shared with Axios - defended, quite extensively, supporters who threatened to "hang" former Vice President Mike Pence. Why it matters: Well, it is unprecedented for a former president to openly say it was OK to threaten the life of his vice president.

Developing . . .