>> Click through to see all the reactions from Texas, Houston, and the rest of the social media on the Whataburger sale.
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Whataburger is no longer just a thing from Texas.
And the people from Houston via DFW to El Paso and almost everywhere in between are not happy about it.
Especially not J.J. Watt. The hull lineman may have Wisconsin roots, but Texas has become his home.
Here's what makes the Texan star so unhappy.
On Friday, Chicago-based BDT Capital Partners announced it would acquire a controlling stake in Whataburger, the incredibly popular Texas burger chain.
Watt has already expressed his love for Whataburger. And on Twitter, he even suggested an inventive, multi-level solution to keep the brand from the hands of a company outside of Texas.
Above you can read Watt & # 39; s solution and the residents of Houston and the state of Texas responded to the sale of Whataburger.
Peter Dawson is a digital reporter in Houston. Read it on our news site, Chron.com, and on our subscriber website, houstonchronicle.com. | [email protected] | MESSAGE IF YOU NEED IT: Send an SMS to CHRON 77453 to receive notifications of breaking news via SMS. Sign in here to be notified of any news sent to your email address.