A minor league baseball team in Texas is taking on a unique look soon. The Corpus Christi Hooks are going to honor Whataburger with a very special uniform.
The double-A affiliate team of the Houston Astros will be calling themselves the Honey Butter Chicken Biscuits. Additionally, their uniforms are nothing short of spectacular.
What’s more, is that the Corpus Christi Hooks announced that this change is relatively permanent for 2021. The team announced on Twitter that they will wear the tiger-like uniforms every Wednesday. The team’s minor league baseball season starts on May 4. So, on May 5, you can expect to see these vibrant colors lighting up Whataburger Field in Corpus Christi.
The Corpus Christi Honey Butter Chicken Biscuits is certainly a mouthful, but that is the point. The name is directly correlated with one of the team’s biggest partners – Whataburger.
As the Twitter post explains, each part of the jersey is transformed to reflect Whataburger in some way. Most importantly, the uniforms are fantastic. The apparel is available for purchase on the team’s website, so all you Whataburger lovers can show off your ‘Honey Butter Chicken Biscuits’ fandom.
Whataburger Began In Corpus Christi, Texas
On August 8, 1950, Corpus Christi got a legendary addition, the first Whataburger restaurant. Harmon Dobson and Paul Burton opened the first restaurant in town.
Immediately the food caught on and the business took off. It became a regional fast-food chain fairly quickly. Dobson remained an owner until 2019 when he sold the company to BDT Capital. The chain remains immensely popular.
So, in 2005, Whataburger decided to build a field for the Corpus Christi Hooks. Their business relationship has been steadily improving for 17 years now, as evidenced by the impressive new uniforms.
Perhaps this will become an important staple of the team and generate a lot of revenue. In the meantime, though, the Hooks players are eagerly awaiting the season – just as fans are. Whataburger is also excited to see the new uniforms in action on the field.