Texans are a loyal bunch, especially when it comes to their food. Chicken fried steak, kolaches, Blue Bell ice cream, brisket, and breakfast tacos are icons in the Lone Star State. But of all of Texas' food loves, number one might be Whataburger. The iconic fast food burger joint is one of the state's true obsessions and the latest proof is the Whataburger themed chicken coop, complete with an A-frame.
When Fort Worth resident Trisha Ruiz's husband asked her to move out into the country she had two conditions. She wanted to be within a ten-minute drive of the nearest Whataburger (her favorite restaurant, obviously) and she wanted a flock of chickens. The world's biggest Whataburger fan got both and then, just for the heck of it, she got to combine the two.
Ruiz complained to her husband that she couldn't walk to Whataburger anymore so her husband brought Whataburger to her. He built the Whatacoop, which the Texas couple is now calling the Whatachick'n. They committed so hard to the Whataburger chicken coop that they even got their chickens Whataburger outfits.
And oh, by the way, Ruiz calls herself the Krazy Funky Chicken Lady and gave her chickens awesome names like Mashed Potato, Meatloaf, Moo, Tater Tot, Greasy Grizz, Bluebell, Frankie, Fiona, Chewbacca, Snoop, The Boss, Kirby, Petunia, Daisy and Daffodil. The chickens are Sillkie chickens, which are fluffy chicks that are soft to the touch and cuddly, like a teddy bear and have big giant cottontails.
According to Ruiz, people love the Whatacoop so much that when they see it driving by they stop and take pictures. It turns out her appreciation of one Texas icon has a created a Texas icon all on its own. Raise a patty melt and fries dipped in spicy ketchup to this Whataburger tribute. It's legendary.