If there was one image that could prove how eager Karratha residents were to get their hands on a Whopper, it is this one. The drive-through queue at the new Hungry Jack’s outlet has been trailing back hundreds of metres since it opened last Tuesday. This drone image captured the extent of the popularity of the burger joint, which was greeted by an eruptive cheer from locals lining up at its entrance for its grand opening. Hungry Jack’s district manager Todd Gooch said there was a large turnout for the opening even though the opening time was not advertised. “We put traffic management in place, so the cars were not bumping up together, and if you look at the queue, it’s all the way down to the service station,” he said. Mr Gooch said the store had been a “long time in the planning” and he hoped the city enjoyed it. “We’re in the business of making people happy and enjoy our product,” he said. Long-term Karratha resident Garry Higgins, above, was the first to make a purchase at the new outlet and said he had been waiting 31 years for a Hungry Jack’s to open in the Pilbara. “I thought I would wait a while and just jump in the line, and I ended up being first,” he said. “I was looking forward to having a Whopper, a Whopper in Karratha.” Mr Higgins said the entire city would be excited about the new venue. The fast-food giant is at the new $17 million Tambrey Village Shopping Centre in Nickol. The shopping centre started development in October and will also include a petrol station, a pharmacy, a grocery store, a newsagent and other food outlets. The outlet joins a local fast-food market already packed with a McDonald’s, KFC and Chicken Treat restaurants.