Whataburger Donates 1 Million Dollars To Texas State Aquarium

Francis YupangcoBy Francis Yupangco 4 years ago
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theaterWhataburger, the fast food restaurant based in Texas, has given a $1 million dollar donation to the Texas State Aquarium.  It is just one of the contributors as part of the ‘Campaign Caribbean’ fund. The money was given to help the aquarium design the first 4 dimensional theater in South Texas, as part of the ‘Caribbean Journey’ expansion. The theater will be named after Whataburger matriarch Grace Dobson, who was responsible for the growth and success of the chain. The new theater will include 3D and live effects including water mist, snow and sound effects to give the viewer the full 4D experience. Dobson passed away in 2005, but was greatly involved in many charity works, including the aquarium. The $50 Million dollar renovation is scheduled to be complete by 2017. MORE

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Francis is a marine biologist with an MBA and over 20 years of professional aquarium experience. Francis is the former Aquatic Development Manager at Hagen USA., makers of Fluval brand aquarium products. He co-stars on Nat Geo WILD's reality TV series Fish Tank Kings where he is the resident "Fish Geek" and was Director of Marketing at Living Color Aquariums. He is an avid explorer having visited over 45 countries and lived in 7. At 17, he was among the youngest aquarists ever hired by the Vancouver Aquarium, where he worked for 7 years. His aquatic biology experience ranges from larval fish rearing to the design, construction and operational management of renowned public aquariums around the world. Francis is currently head of marketing at the world's largest vertically integrated fish farming company.

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