Historic Odessa Whataburger torn down

ODESSA, Tx. (KOSA) -- A historic Whataburger location in Odessa has been torn down.

On Monday the roof of the first-ever A-Frame Whataburger was being taken down.

The design has been an iconic part of the corporate owned restaurant since it opened in 1961.

Whataburger representatives say they're tearing the building down because the location wasn't able to handle the increasing foot traffic.

The corporate owned restaurant plans to build a modern Whataburger building at the location in the future.