We know everyone is breathlessly anticipating any news about the future of a Whataburger in Natchitoches, so here’s what we know about it so far. On Jan. 21 Brandon Cormane posted to his personal Facebook page to let people know that Cormane’s Plumbing has been awarded the bid for plumbing on the Whataburger project that is scheduled to start the first of February. The NPJ touched base with the City of Natchitoches Planning and Zoning Director Shontrell Roque who said a permit application has been submitted by Whataburger, but the permit hasn’t been issued yet. According to Roque, a timeline for construction hasn’t been projected at this point in time. We thought we’d share this information with our readers, because any news is good news at this point as long as it indicates that the process is moving forward and plans are still in the works to build this restaurant that surely has some die-hard fans in our community.